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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 People Get Dental Implants?

Posted on 11/7/2022 by Periodontal Associates
Why Do People Get Dental Implants?Many people look for dental implants to replace a lost tooth or teeth due to injuries, tooth decay, or other accidents. An artificial tooth is attached to a custom-made root in the mouth. Dental implants are beneficial since they restore the teeth' function and enhance the patient's smile. They also last for an extended period compared to other tooth restoration methods. There are numerous reasons why people should get dental implants, as discussed below:

If You Have Missing Teeth

Dental implants are a fantastic alternative to address your missing tooth issue. A dental implant will close the gap and make the rest of your smile look normal. Therefore, you don't have to worry about it being fake or out of place compared to your natural smile.

You Have Loose Dentures or Loose Partials

There are so many people who experience loose partials and dentures. Unfortunately, people must go through this, mainly when other fantastic solutions are available, like dental implants. Dental implants might fix dentures that progressively become loose over the day. You are no longer required to worry about whether your dentures will come out when you speak or eat.

You Have a Loose Bridges

Similar issues can arise from a loose denture or partial as well as a loose dental bridge. However, if you have a loose bridge, dental implants can spare you a lot of hassles!

You Have a Sunken-in Facial Appearance

Sadly, when someone chooses dentures, their face may appear sunken in. This is because dentures do not stimulate the jawbone to promote the rebuilding of essential tissue. As a result, the jaw disregards the fact that you are wearing dentures and regresses. Since dental implants stimulate the jawbone, they won't negatively impact how you look on the face.

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