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Although dental implants are a highly successful and effective treatment for our Tustin, CA patients, there are rare situations that may cause failing dental implants. Dr. Thiede can provide supportive therapies and peri-implantitis (infection surrounding an implant) treatments to help preserve your investment, even if your implants were placed by another dentist. Dental implants can fail due to a few different conditions ranging from inadequate oral hygiene (think gum disease around your dental implant) to how they were placed. Improper maintenance of the restoration can allow plaque biofilm to accumulate along and underneath the gum tissues, compromising bone and soft tissue support, causing the implant to loosen.
Another example of failing dental implants is when a necessary sinus lift or bone graft is overlooked at the time of implant placement. This could cause the artificial root to rupture the nasal sinus lining, leading to repetitive infection or pain. When implants fail, most dentists rely on specialists and oral surgery experts like Dr. Thiede to provide the additional level of support needed to prevent total implant loss. By working closely with your implant provider or general dentist, our oral surgery team can take every measure possible to return your implant site back to an optimal level of health, preserving your smile for many years to come.
As an oral surgeon, Dr. Thiede has years of experience managing dental implant cases ranging from straightforward to extremely complex. Seeing a specialist for peri-implantitis or failing dental implants offers the most promising results, thanks to the extra resources and soft tissue therapies we’re able to provide to our patients.
Rather than risk losing your implant altogether, entrust it to a specialist like Dr. Thiede to help you achieve the long-lasting results you originally intended. Our supportive implant treatment options include grafting and peri-implantitis solutions to reduce your risk of implant and adjacent tooth loss.
Don’t hesitate to call our office immediately to help save your implant investment and oral health.