Implant Restoration

Fixing Failed Dental Implants

Dental implants are the ultimate tooth replacement solution. They are durable and can offer a lifetime solution to your missing teeth. They are also comfortable and easy to use, and their aesthetics even help to improve your appearance. However, implants, like many other dental restorative procedures, can fail due to one reason or another. Luckily failed dental implants can be fixed with an implant restoration. At The Dentists at North Cypress, we offer reliable implant restoration solutions to ensure that your dental implant problems are immediately fixed, thus allowing you to continue enjoying the benefits offered.

What Can Cause Implants To Fail?

What can cause your dental implants to fail, thus bringing about the need for implant restoration? While implants are generally durable, they can fail due to some reasons such as:

• Infection of the gum tissue and jawbone—the infection of the gum tissues and the jawbone can affect the support of the implants, causing them to fail. Such an infection can be due to improper healing after the procedure, bacterial infection due to poor oral hygiene, and infection due to gum disease.

• Effects of autoimmune diseases—autoimmune diseases compromise the body's immune system, causing it to attack and damage parts of the body. If you are suffering from an autoimmune disease, the chances are that the body will reject the implant, causing it not to fuse properly with the jawbone and the gum tissues.

• Poor body health—for dental implants to work perfectly, they need to heal properly, which requires you to be in perfect health. Therefore, in case your overall health is less than good, the chances are that your implants with exhibit problems.

• Failure due to wear and tear—exerting excessive force on the implants (grinding, chewing too strongly, etc.) can cause the implants to wear and tear over time, causing them to finally fail after a period of optimal functionality.

How Common Are Dental Implant Failures?

Dental implant failure can affect anyone, but they are not that common. Most people enjoy optimal functioning of their implants, which can last even a lifetime. More often than not, implant failure occurs due to avoidable factors such as poor oral hygiene, poor maintenance of the implants, and poor health. Therefore, it is possible to prevent the failure of your implants.

What Does An Implant Restoration Process Involve?

Even with the best efforts, you can still find your implants failing. When that happens, an implant restoration procedure will help to restore their optimal functioning. The procedure is dependent on the type of failure. If the problems are only limited to the crown, the implant can be simply restored by replacing it, without the need of touching the root.

However, if the implant failure has spread to the jawbone (the root), the restoration procedure can be quite complex. In such a case, the complete removal and placement of another implant might be necessary. The removal usually requires a surgical procedure to extract the metal post.

A healing period is necessary to allow the jawbone to heal so that it can support the new implants. Depending on the cause of the failure, a restorative procedure might also be performed on the jawbone and gum tissue. For example, if the implants fail due to an infection that has caused loss of bone, grafting might be necessary to restore the jawbone structure.

Are you experiencing problems with your dental implants? Implant restoration can help to fix those problems, thus returning your implanted teeth to their optimal functioning. Do not wait too long until the failure leads to more serious problems. Call us, The Dentists at North Cypress, at (281) 664-8100 to learn more about the implant restoration solutions that we offer.