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Dental Implant Failure & Salvage – Rock Hill, SC

Maintain Your Complete, Renovated Smile

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While it’s not likely that your dental implants will fail, so long as they’re properly maintained and any immunocompromising conditions you may have are being treated, in rare cases, it can happen. Our team at Coombs, Ross & Sourlis will be with you throughout every step of the way, doing everything in our power to ensure a long lifespan for your smile, whether it’s impacted by threats of implant failure or not. If you experience any out-of-the-ordinary or unexpected symptoms that you’re concerned about following dental implant treatment, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Why Choose Coombs, Ross, & Sourlis for Dental Implant Failure & Salvage?

  • Dentists with Over 30 Years of Experience
  • Friendly, Comfortable, & Clean Atmosphere
  • Same-Day Emergency Appointments Available

Why Do Dental Implants Fail?

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The most common reason for dental implant failure in Rock Hill is peri-implantitis, which is a bacterial infection that can invade both the tissue and bone that support your dental implant. This can lead to deterioration, inflammation, and a variety of other symptoms, and it’s often a result of poor dental hygiene. Some other complications or issues that can lead to dental implant failure include:

  • Failed osseointegration
  • Trauma
  • Medical conditions or treatments that compromise the immune system

Signs of Implant Failure

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Dental implant failure can occur early on, like directly after they’re surgically placed within the jawbone, or years down the road. Because of this, it’s always good to be mindful of any symptoms you’re experiencing. Some of the most common signs of both early and late implant failure include:

  • Pain or discomfort that’s severe or unexpected. While soreness is common following your implant placement surgery, once osseointegration has occurred and the healing process is complete, you should no longer experience this.
  • Implants that feel loose or unstable within your mouth. This is often a sign that the supporting soft and hard tissues holding it in place have been compromised, likely due to infection.
  • Signs of infection, like bleeding, inflammation, or pus.
  • Difficulty or discomfort chewing. Once you’ve healed from dental implant surgery, chewing should feel natural and easy with your replacement teeth.

How Dental Implant Salvage Works

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If you’re concerned about the health of your dental implants, the first step you should take is to contact us immediately. Based on your symptoms, we may schedule you for a same-day emergency appointment so we can further examine your mouth and diagnose any issues at-hand. In situations where the symptoms are addressed immediately, a deep cleaning, antibiotics, and other minimally invasive treatments may be able to reverse any damage and treat infections.

In some cases, like those where an infection has severely eroded the bone and tissue supporting your dental implant, we may need to remove the implant altogether. From there, we can discuss your options to restore your smile moving forward.

In any case, please don’t hesitate to contact our office immediately if you have any questions or concerns about your dental implants in Rock Hill.