How a dentist is fixing failed dental implants in Oakland
When placed by a skilled oral surgeon, dental implants have a high success rate of approximately 99 percent. Unfortunately, things can happen over time that may result in a failed dental implant. Saving these implants can be done with the help of our dental team near Oakland. At the Center for Implant Dentistry, Drs. Sambhav Jain, Arpana Gupta, and Shivani Gupta have the experience needed to ensure proper placement and, if necessary, correction if problems occur.
The most common problem that can occur when it comes to dental implants is a “loose” fit. This means that the process of osseointegration did not occur and the bone of the jaw did not grow and fuse to the implant to hold it in place. It is important that patients understand that after some time, a dental implant will not stabilize on its own and delaying removal may result in damage or loss of the surrounding bone. Instead, patients should visit their dentist to have it removed, restored, and have another dental implant placed. Just because one implant fails does not mean that patients will not have successful placement with a second one.
When it comes to fixing a failed dental implant, removal is the first step. After removal, the area must be properly cleaned and disinfected. This is typically done with the Fotona LightWalker procedure, in which a special laser is used to remove any infection from the area. Drs. Sambhav Jain, Arpana Gupta, and Shivani Gupta will then place a bone graft and suture the gum tissue to allow the area time to heal. Once the area is completely healed, typically several months after repair, patients can try again with another dental implant procedure.
Patients in and around the area of Oakland who are interested in fixing failed dental implants are welcome to book an appointment at the Center for Implant Dentistry. Drs. Sambhav Jain, Arpana Gupta, and Shivani Gupta are committed to assisting patients in with the right treatments for their smiles, even if it means several attempts. Contact our practice today and book an appointment to educate yourself further on the advantages of replacing dental implants.