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A diagram of dental implant at Periodontal Associates. Dental implants are a highly effective solution for lost teeth. Crowns mimic natural teeth in their form and function and titanium posts bond with and stimulate your jaw bone, allowing the Dental Implants to act just like a natural tooth would.

Unfortunately, implants can occasionally fail, and if this happens we will need you to come in so we can repair or replace them.

The Structure of an Implant

Most dental implants are made of a titanium post that is embedded in the jaw bone, a ceramic crown that acts as a replacement tooth and an abutment that connects the post and the crown. If one of these parts loosens or breaks, all three can become compromised.

Titanium is usually chosen for implants because it bonds with the jaw bone in a process known as osseointegration. If this process doesn't occur properly then you'll end up with an implant that isn't firmly in place. This will lead to problems later on.

Signs that an Implant May Fail

If the bone doesn't grow around the implant in the right way, mobility is often the primary signal that the implant may fail. This mobility is often very slight at first and usually only a dentist can see it, but as time goes on an implant that hasn't integrated properly can shift when you chew or speak. Implants that have failed completely with frequently.

Other warnings signs of impending failure include pain, inflammation, and infection, but these do not always occur. If Dr. Eshraghi notices that your implant is moving, he may conduct an x-ray to make sure the bone is growing. If the implant is failing, the x-ray may reveal considerable bone loss around the metal area.

Repair and Replacement

In cases where the implant crown becomes cracked or detached, it is an easy matter for us to attach a new, or make any other repairs if necessary. However, if the damage to the implant is too severe, we will need to remove and replace it.

It is easy for us to remove a failed dental implant, but we will need to use a local anesthetic for this procedure. Once the implant is removed Dr. Eshraghi will carefully clean the area. Then we can begin the process of inserting a new implant, making careful note of what went wrong the first time. If there is enough healthy bone in the same area, we won't need a bone graft.

However, in cases of significant bone loss, we may need to place a bone graft to improve the site of the removed implant before placing a new one. Once the bone graft is complete, your mouth may need several months to heal before we can put in a new implant. During the healing period, Dr. Eshraghi may ask you to quit smoking, postpone cancer treatment or make other lifestyle adjustments that will reduce the risk of the next implant failing as well.

Always remember to take good care of your implants by brushing and flossing daily. Also take care to eat a balanced diet and abstain from using your teeth as tools, as this can chip them. If you experience any problems with your Dental Implants, contact us right away.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please give us a call at (971) 317-8414.
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What Are The Main Symptoms Which Are Present In Periodontitis

Posted on 1/15/2024 by Weo Admin
a close up of a mouth with inflamed gumsPeriodontitis is a type of severe disease that affects the gum causing severe inflammation of the tissues. Common symptoms of gum disease include swollen, red, or bleeding gums. If you leave the symptoms of periodontitis unattended, they can cause tooth loss. However, there is a way you can prevent all that from happening. Periodontitis is preventable through flossing and regular brushing of teeth. Also, if caused by other reasons, there are effective treatments such as surgery for severe cases and dental cleaning for minor instances.

Swollen , reddish and publish gums

When touching healthy gums, they are usually firm and fit snugly around the teeth. In comparison, symptoms of periodontitis are swollen gums, tender gums, purplish or reddish gums, loose teeth, pain when chewing or bleeding gums, and much more. When you have healthy gums, brushing should not engage any bleeding. However, when suffering from periodontitis, you are swollen, tender, and reddish gums, resulting in bleeding if touched by a toothbrush.

Bad Breath

Periodontitis causes bad breath in some individuals. If you constantly start experiencing bad breath, then this could mean that you could be having gum disease. Even after brushing your teeth and flossing properly, you still feel the bad breath coming from your mouth; the problem could be that you already have gum disease.

Deeper Gums and Loosening Of Teeth

With time, if the swollen tender gum is left without treatment, it leads to deeper gums which lead to loosening of the teeth, and later a tooth or teeth are lost. Hence, to prevent losing your natural teeth, maintain good oral hygiene, which is found to be the main cause of periodontitis. In cases of other reasons, seek treatment as early as now to prevent later consequences. Besides, the aftermath can be very expensive, such as having loose teeth and losing your teeth.

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