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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 Periodontics Entail


Posted on 12/19/2022 by Periodontal Associates
What Periodontics EntailPeriodontics is a branch in the dentistry category that deals with the teeth and their supporting structures that, includes jawbones, periodontal ligaments, gums, and periodontal ligaments. The main aim of periodontics is to stop periodontal disease. Besides, almost half of the adult population suffers from gum disease or periodontal illness. Thus, specialists must keep their eyes wide open in case signs of periodontal disease appear on patients' gums.

Periodontics and Oral Health


Gums are the protective sealed layer for your tooth roots, jawbone, and teeth that holds them all into place. In an unfortunate state, food debris and bacteria sneak into the pockets of the gums deeply where there are insecure gums. Teeth with debris and bacteria are usually yellow, and the entire teeth structure decomposes. The consequences are loosening teeth that later detach from their jawbone leading to irreparable damage.

Periodontics and Systemic Health


Unattended periodontal disease causes severe inflammatory disease. When the illness goes without treatment, it affects a patient's immune system. Thus, the body of the patient affected is unable to fight minor infections. Untreated periodontitis causes the progression of conditions such as; cancer, diabetes, respiratory disease, and cardiovascular disease.

Preventing Periodontal Diseases


The main reason for preventing periodontal diseases is to practice consistent and excellent dental hygiene. Next, you -have to make sure you never miss the six months of dental appointments you will schedule with your dentist. Practicing healthy eating habits is an additional benefit for periodontal disease prevention. Periodontists also advise smokers who use tobacco or chew it to avoid the habit when they can. Lastly, sugar has to be consumed in minimal contents to prevent bacteria buildup, which is favored by an environment with sugary foods. That way, you can be sure that you maintain healthy gums always.
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