Dental Implant Restoration
Dental implant problems are not very common. However, just like your natural teeth, the crowns or the implant screws in dental implants can have problems thereafter. If a problem occurs, Portland City Dental is able to repair any damages and fix the issue in a more efficient manner. Your regular appointments with our dentist help check if there are any potential issues with your dental implants. This way, we can correct or resolve them before they get serious.
When Do Dental Implants Fail?
After receiving dental implants, somewhere down the line, you may have problems develop. The implants could get loose or become damaged. An infection may even occur on the gums, leading to complications. Our team can relate implant failure to a number of things. We offer solutions based on the specific case.
Breakdown of Osseointegration
The process by which bone grows into the implant is known as osseointegration. If osseointegration fails, the crown will not be securely attached to the implant. This condition may contribute to dental implant failure. If the implant fails to stay in place, our dentist may advise you to have it removed, or you may be able to let it fall out on its own. If your dental implant fails, you and our dentist can decide whether or not it should be replaced.
Failure to Implant Properly
Your previous dentist may have placed your implant incorrectly. Complications can occur if the implant is placed or oriented incorrectly. Such complications could include the implant failing to fuse with the bone, coming into contact with neighboring teeth, or becoming loose and painful. If this occurs, the implant may need to be removed or replaced. If you are thinking about receiving a new implant after the one you had has failed, you should talk to us.
Crucial Considerations for Dental Implants
Sinus damage is a serious risk when getting a dental implant. Your nasal sinuses are located beneath your upper jaw. When getting implants to replace your upper teeth, you run the risk of developing sinus pain or infection. When this occurs, it is best to consult a dentist to determine the best course of action.
Dental implant surgery, like any other type of oral surgery, carries the same risk of infection. Our dentist will show you how to care for your incisions as they heal. If you experience any discomfort, swelling, or fluid drainage at the incision site, you should immediately contact our dentist. Additional procedures may be required when dealing with a bone or gum infection.
Nerve damage is also a potential complication of implant surgery. Our dentist takes x-rays beforehand to pinpoint the exact location of your mouth's nerves. Long-term nerve damage is a real possibility, so consult with our dentist before proceeding with any procedure. Implant placement can occasionally have an impact on neighboring teeth. Minor issues with neighboring teeth, such as decay or root damage, can worsen significantly after oral surgery. We are able to address any issues with your other teeth before inserting the implant.
Before committing to dental implants, it is important to discuss all the risks with a dentist. Reach out to Portland City Dental at (503) 867-8124 for more information on dental implants and the risks you may face, and how to resolve them.