Request Request Appointment Forms Like Us Like us on Facebook Reviews Read Our Reviews Call Give us a Call Map View our Map
Learn About Our Commitment to Your Family’s Safety
Join our Team Positions Available Now!

Dental Implant Failure & Salvage – Barton City, MI

Saving Painful & Loose Dental Implants

Dental implants are a state-of-the-art tooth replacement option that typically lasts a lifetime. However, dental implant failure is a remote possibility. It can happen not long after initial placement, or it can happen decades later. If your dental implant ever feels loose, sensitive, or painful, don’t hesitate to call us immediately. Your implant may be failing! Fortunately, we offer dental implant salvage treatments that may be able to save your rebuilt smile. Read on to learn more and give us a call to schedule your next appointment.

Why Do Dental Implants Fail?

X-ray of a failing dental implant in Barton City

Not many things can cause dental implants to fail. The most common reason is peri-implantitis, which is an infection in the gums around the dental implant. This is frequently brought about by poor oral hygiene and bad dental habits that allow bacteria to accumulate in the mouth. As the infection grows, the bacteria can begin to destroy the supportive tissues that help keep the dental implant in place.

Other reasons why a dental implant may fail are rarer. It could be the result of failed osseointegration, where your jawbone and the dental implant didn’t fuse properly. A serious injury to the face, such as that from a bad car accident, could potentially knock a dental implant loose. Additionally, certain medical conditions like osteoporosis can contribute to dental implant failure.

Symptoms of a Failed Dental Implant

Man with a painful dental implant in Barton City

If you experience any of the following symptoms, your dental implant may be failing:

How Dental Implant Salvage Works

Man smiling after dental implant salvage in Barton City

A failing dental implant is often considered an emergency that won’t resolve itself, so we’ll do everything we can to see you as quickly as possible. Even if you are unsure if your dental implant is failing, we encourage you to call us and schedule an appointment anyway so we can take a closer look. In some cases, dental implant salvage may include antibiotic therapy, a deep cleaning, or splinting the dental implant to the surrounding teeth. However, in severe cases, we may need to remove your dental implant entirely to effectively treat the underlying issue.

More to Explore

I Need a Checkup & Cleaning I Need a Dentist for My Child I am Worried about Bleeding Gums I Have a Cavity or Broken Tooth I am Missing One or More Teeth I Want to Improve My Smile I am Scared of the Dentist I Want a Straighter Smile I am in Pain & Need Help View Our Services