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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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Why do you need all on X dental implants

Posted on 10/10/2022 by Periodontal Associates
Why do you need all on X dental implantsYou will need dental implants if you have an arch of missing teeth either on the upper jaw or on the lower jaw. Dental implants are fixed on the jawbone by the use of tiny titanium screws. The screws bond together with the jawbone, and they make the implant part of your body. The dentist ensures that the implants are fit in a way that is comfortable and they restore the functions of the natural teeth.

What is all-on-x implants

The all on x procedure involves about four, five, or six implants positioned within the jawbone and at the same time supporting a full arch bridge. The bone is stretched on the entire arch, the implants are strong and stable. The all-on x is designed to make use of the existing jawbone density, if the jawbone is not enough the dentist will require that you have a bone graft procedure. When there is no need for bone graft this means the number of dental visits is reduced.

The benefits

The procedure ensures that you will restore the smile by using the all-on- x procedure. The dental implants will make sure that there is no need to worry about the teeth falling out. This is because the teeth are tightly fixed to the jawbone, so they are durable. The implant will also make sure that you have a facial structure that is appealing. When the teeth are missing your facial structure will collapse and you will look older.

Expert Intervention

An all-on-x dental implants procedure requires the expertise of a qualified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. At our practice, you can expect to receive professional treatment from passionate dentists, who will do their best to restore your beautiful smile. Give us a call if you or a loved one requires dental implant treatment.
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