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Dental Implant Failure & Salvage – Lincoln, NE

Protecting Your Oral Health When Dental Implants Fail

It cannot be emphasized enough that dental implant failure is quite rare. That being said, though, it’s still an occurrence that you need to be prepared to deal with. As such, it’s worth taking the time to learn about the warning signs and possible causes of dental implant failure. And of course, if you believe there’s a problem with your dental implants, the best way to deal with it is to call Pioneer Periodontics & Implant Dentistry right away so that our team can determine how to treat the issue.

Woman experiencing oral discomfort from failed dental implant in Lincoln, NE

Why Choose Pioneer Periodontics & Implant Dentistry for Dental Implant Salvage?

  • Caring, Experienced Periodontic Experts
  • Team That Puts Your Health First
  • State-of-the-Art Technology

Why Do Dental Implants Fail?

Illustration of failed dental implant in Lincoln, NE

If your dental implants have failed, it may be due to one of the following issues:

  • An infection known as peri-implantitis may have occurred, significantly damaging the tissues that the implant posts are relying on for support.
  • The dental implant posts may have been unable to fuse with your jawbone.
  • The implant posts may have been damaged after you suffered a blow to your mouth.

Symptoms of Failed Dental Implants

Man sitting in bed rubbing jaw in concern

It should be noted that dental implant failure can happen at any time, whether that means just a little bit after the implants have been placed or years down the line. No matter when the failure occurs, though, you may notice the following symptoms:

  • Discomfort: While it’s not unusual for dental implants to cause a little soreness once they have been placed, prolonged or severe pain is typically cause for concern.
  • Looseness: If a dental implant feels loose, the issue could potentially lie with the restoration or the implant post itself.
  • Symptoms of Infection: Bleeding and swelling often indicate that an infection has occurred around your dental implants.

How Dental Implant Salvage Works

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When you get to our office, we’ll ask about your symptoms and take a look at your mouth. Our goal will be to figure out what the underlying issue is so that it can be dealt with appropriately. We’ll try to save your dental implants whenever possible, but they might have to be taken out (and possibly replaced later) in specific situations, such as if the tissue in the area has suffered from severe damage of some kind.