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Dental Implant Failure & Salvage – Lebanon, NH

Renewing Your Restored Smile

Dental implant between natural teeth to illustration dental implant failure and salvage in Lebanon

Dental implants are successful in more than 95% of cases. Despite their great success rate, however, it is important to remember that on rare occasions, they can fail. If you ever believe something is not quite right with your replacement teeth, call us right away. After one of our experienced experts evaluates the situation, we will recommend a salvage procedure and strive to get your oral health back on track as soon as possible.

Why Do Dental Implants Fail?

Illustration of peri-implantitis, a possible cause of dental implant failure

When a failed dental implant in Lebanon occurs, it is usually due to an infection known as peri-implantitis, which occurs when bacteria attack the bone and gums around an implant. Eventually, the damage can progress to the point where the mouth is no longer able to support the implant. Poor oral hygiene is often a major contributing factor to peri-implantitis.

Other reasons why an implant may failure include physical trauma, underlying health conditions (like certain types of cancer), and failed osseointegration (the implant never bonds properly with the surrounding bone).

Symptoms of Failed Dental Implants

Gum recession around implant, a sign of dental implant failure

Dental implant failure can occur at any time, whether it is days, weeks, months, or even decades after the initial placement surgery. You should always be on the lookout for the following symptoms:

How Dental Implant Salvage Works

Female patient smiling after successful dental implant salvage

Call us as soon as you start to suspect that something is amiss with your dental implants in Lebanon. Waiting will only allow any problems to get worse. When you come in for your appointment, we will look at your mouth, possibly take some X-Rays or other scans, and then recommend your next steps. In some cases, we can prevent implant failure via antibiotics or another conservative form of treatment. In other instances, we must remove an implant altogether. Later, after a healing period and perhaps a bone graft, we may be able to place a new implant.