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Expert Care for Failing Dental Implants

If you’ve completed your dental implant treatment but are experiencing swelling, pain, or infection around the implants, seeking care from our team is vital. While dental implants are widely regarded as the preferred solution for tooth replacement, instances of dental implant failure can occur. Under-engineering, often caused by inadequate placement or incorrect insertion angles, significantly contributes to implant failure.

Unequal distribution of pressure due to insufficient implants or improper bite adjustment can lead to complications like prosthetic fracture, bone loss, and infection. Dr. Nick Trevlopoulos and our team possess the expertise and advanced technology necessary to handle implant removal, if needed, and ensure a proper replacement.

What Is Peri-Implantitis?

Peri-implantitis is a condition that arises around dental implants and is characterized by inflammation in the tissues surrounding the implant site. This inflammatory response is typically caused by bacterial infection, leading to the gradual breakdown of the bone and supporting structures that anchor the dental implant. Common symptoms include redness, swelling, bleeding, and discomfort around the implant area.

If left untreated, peri-implantitis can progress to more severe stages, potentially causing bone loss and compromising the stability of the implant. Regular dental check-ups are essential for early detection and intervention. Understanding peri-implantitis is crucial for maintaining the long-term success of dental implants, emphasizing the importance of proactive oral hygiene practices and professional dental care to prevent and address this condition effectively.

Causes of Dental Implant Complications

Solutions for Failing Implants


Peri-Implantitis Treatment

In nonsurgical interventions, we thoroughly clean the dental implant surfaces and surrounding tissues to eliminate bacterial biofilm and prevent further inflammation. This process, known as mechanical debridement, involves the removal of plaque and calculus using specialized instruments. Antimicrobial agents may be applied locally to target and eliminate any remaining bacteria, promoting healing and preventing the progression of peri-implantitis without requiring invasive surgical procedures.


Surgical Treatment

There are two primary techniques for removing a failing dental implant from the bone: cutting a small portion of bone, often utilizing a piezo-electric device, around the dental implant's edge for easy removal. The alternative technique is a "reverse torque," gently extracting the implant from the bone. Throughout these processes, our overarching goal is to preserve as much of your natural bone as possible, ensuring a more predictable and enduring success for future implant procedures.

Expert Care After Implant Failure

Experiencing a failed implant doesn’t exclude you from future candidacy; it highlights the importance of seeking treatment from a highly qualified clinician. Dr. Nick and our team, equipped with the highest education and training in dental implants, are committed to ensuring correct procedures and successful outcomes. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology and scientifically proven materials, we prioritize durability against the forces of biting and chewing.

Employing the latest technology minimizes room for error, ensuring precise and consistent results. Our team delivers personalised treatment, offering a new smile that combines long-term functionality and aesthetic appeal. Trust in the expertise of our dental team to provide a lasting and beautiful smile.

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