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Signs of Dental Implant Failure

Posted on 3/20/2023 by Lanier Valley Dentistry
Signs of Dental Implant FailureA dental implant can last a lifetime with a routine oral examination and good oral hygiene. However, like other teeth restoration procedures, dental implants do not always work. Dental implant failure can occur due to various reasons, such as inaccurate impressions, poor oral hygiene, allergic reactions, and misalignment of the dental implant. If you are considering a dental implant, you should not panic since various treatment options for a failed implant are available. This article will help you learn the signs of implant failure so you can act quickly before serious issues occur.

Constant Pain and Discomfort

Pain, swelling, and discomfort after dental implant placement are normal. However, this should resolve after a few days. If the pain becomes severe and constant, it can signify dental implant failure. Even though the dental implant does not have nerves, this does not mean you cannot feel pain. When something is wrong after dental implant surgery, the gum tissues send signals to the brain. Hence, you should not ignore radiating pain and swelling around the implant site since it could indicate implant failure.

Gum Recession around the Dental Implant

Gum recession can weaken the support needed by the dental implant. In most cases, receding gums around the dental implant can occur due to peri-implantitis, inadequate bone tissue to hold the dental implant, and poor implant positioning. You can tell if your gums are pulling away from the teeth by looking at the dental implant. An abnormally long dental implant crown indicates that you have receding gums.

Difficulty Chewing and Biting

The main goal of dental implants is to replace missing teeth and improve the functionality of your mouth. Thus, you should not expect to experience abnormalities when biting or chewing substances. Dental implants should feel and function like natural teeth. If this does not happen, you might be experiencing dental implant failure. Do you suspect a failed dental implant? Book an appointment at our practice, and our professionals will help to fix the issue.


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