Solutions available for patients with failed dental implants in the Fremont area
Dental implants are one of the most successful and predictable restorations used at the practice of the Center for Implant Dentistry. Drs. Sambhav Jain, Shivani Gupta, and Arpana Gupta and the team in the Fremont area can provide this and many other repairs to help restore function, aesthetics, and health to the smile after problems such as tooth loss. Dental implants are used in a number of different ways and can be a great way to hold dentures in place, anchor down a dental bridge, or replace a single tooth by placing a dental crown over the abutment of the implant. However patients choose to use dental implants, they should know about the repercussions of not taking proper care of their smile.
When patients fail to brush and floss their teeth regularly, and avoid visiting the dentist twice a year for an evaluation, they may be putting their smile at risk. Not only are they increasing the chances of developing periodontal disease and tooth decay, but they may be contributing to the failure of a dental implant. While dental implants are 99% successful for our patients, there are times when improper care can reduce this number and result in loss.
Patients in the Fremont area often ask Drs. Sambhav Jain, Shivani Gupta, and Arpana Gupta about the solutions available for patients with failed dental implants. First, the reason for failure must be determined. Did a dentist place a dental implant without sufficient bone? Was the implant not placed properly from the start at another dental practice? Was the patient careless and failed to take care of their smile? Was periodontal disease a factor in the loosening of the dental implant? Drs. Sambhav Jain, Shivani Gupta, and Arpana Gupta will want to perform a series of x-rays and a physical examination to determine the cause of the problem, then develop a treatment plan that eliminates the risks and improves the chances of a successful placement of another implant.
Failed dental implants can happen, so it is important that patients speak with their dentist about the care and attention necessary to maintain the health of the smile and the placement of the implant over the years. When properly protected, dental implants can last a lifetime, offering decades of repair.