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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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Dental Implant Recovery Process Facts

Posted on 10/11/2021 by Periodontal Associates
Dental Implant Recovery Process FactsIf you are planning to have a dental implant, it is important to know what entails the recovery process to be able to plan ahead. A dental implant is recommended for patients who have missing or damaged tooth. You might also be a candidate for an implant if you are having a tooth extraction, and the dentists recommends that you get an implant.

A dental implant has several benefits such as improving your smile, safeguarding the empty socket left by an extracted or missing tooth, and also strengths the surrounding teeth. Dental implants are performed by our dentists and it is important to consult with our specialists to understand the nature of the recovery process.

The recovery time is different for each patient

The time it takes to fully recover from a dental implant will depend on the type of treatment procedure you will receive. For instance, for a single dental implant, the recovery time will be shorter as compared to a full dental implant surgery done. If you have an All-On-4 treatment, you can expect a few months for full recovery. A single dental implant can take only a few days for full recovery.

You can also expect a longer recovery time if you require a bone graft before your implant surgery. You will require a one graft if your jaw bone shows weaknesses and can therefore not support the associated stress that comes with implants. You will therefore need more time for the graft to heal and integrate with your bone tissues before you get your dental implants and this will lead to a longer recovery time from you operation.

You will feel some minor discomfort after the surgery

You are likely to experience some discomfort such as minor bleeding, pain at the dental implant area, bruising on the gums and skin and minor swelling on the gums. These are minor issues and should go away after a short time.

Visit us to get effective dental implant treatment from our top experts. You can also call us, to get answers regarding the dental implant recovery process.
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