Failing Dental Implants

Don’t Lose Your Dental Implants!

dental patient suffering from peri-implantitis

Preserve Your New Smile

As a tooth replacement method, dental implants are unmatched. They look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. Nothing does a better job of restoring your quality of life or self-confidence. They also boast a success rate of 98%! However, under certain circumstances, dental implants may still fail. Prior failed grafting procedures, bad extractions, bad bridgework, and improper placement are potential factors. Peri-implantitis is the leading cause. Fortunately, you can avoid this condition (more at the bottom of this page). If you have failing dental implants in Flower Mound and Denton, TX, come to the experts at the Texas Center for Oral Surgery and Dental Implants.

We know implants. In fact, we’ve placed 2,000 of them and counting. As board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons, we’re dental implant specialists, with years of specialty training beyond dental school. General dentists can offer dental implant care, but they lack the surgical background that enables us to handle the most complex cases. We’re trained for them. If you’ve had dental implant complications—including peri-implantitis—we can help restore and protect your smile for many years to come.

Reversing Peri-Implantitis

Peri-implantitis is not due to the implants themselves. It typically starts as an infection in the surrounding gums. Left untreated, peri-implantitis can cause your dental implants to fall out and your jawbone to deteriorate. We begin treatment by removing all signs of infection from the area. If you’ve reached an advanced stage of peri-implantitis, we’ll attempt to save the dental implants by thoroughly eliminating bacteria beneath the gumline and also completely removing any infected tissues. We can then rebuild the area with bone grafting and other treatments, as necessary, to restore your failing dental implants.

Warning Signs of Peri-Implantitis

peri-implantitis patient undergoing procedure

Protect Your Smile Investment!

If you have any peri-implantitis symptoms, contact us immediately for care. But there are some things that you can do to avoid experiencing them in the first place. Proper, regular brushing and flossing can help you avoid most dental health issues, whether you have dental implants or not. Smoking can also cause peri-implantitis in addition to other health complications. Taking control of these habits can help you keep that beautiful, fully functional smile healthy for years. Don’t neglect your smile investment—protect it!

Failing Dental Implants?

Our team will fix them for you.

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