Advanced Laser Care for Failing Dental Implants

Failing dental implants? What went wrong?

What Causes Dental Implants To Fail?

Dental implants are extremely durable, stable tooth replacements that carry a 98 percent success rate among patients, and rarely need to be replaced. However, in a small number of cases, certain conditions threaten the longevity of this tooth replacement and cause dental implants to fail. Failing dental implants can be the result several factors, including peri-implantitis, improper implant placement and poor oral hygiene. Additional contributors to failing dental implants among Norman, OK, patients may be excess dental cement, uneven biting forces, tobacco use, and systemic conditions like diabetes and osteoporosis.

In most cases of failing dental implants, peri-implantitis is the root cause. Peri-implantitis is similar to gum disease that affects gum and bone around teeth. Without timely, effective care, peri-implantitis can destroy the gum and bone tissues supporting a dental implant and ultimately lead to its loss. As experienced implant dentists, our doctors are skilled at identifying risks and saving failing dental implants with advanced laser care. We know that you have invested in your oral health when choosing dental implants. If you are experiencing any signs or symptoms of failing dental implants, our skilled team is ready to help save your tooth replacement, smile and oral health investment!

Know The Signs & Symptoms Of Failing Dental Implants

Peri-implantitis requires effective, timely treatment to halt the disease process and restore health to the tissues surrounding failing dental implants. Identifying the signs and symptoms of failing dental implants and receiving treatment early on offers the most favorable outcome for your tooth replacement. Any of the following indications of failing dental implants should be evaluated by our experienced team promptly:

  • Bleeding or swelling
  • Bone loss
  • Inflammation
  • Shifting of implant
  • Presence of pus
  • Implant mobility

Minimally Invasive Laser Peri-Implantitis Care

At Rose Rock Dental, we are a comprehensive implant practice and dedicated to bringing the highest level of minimally invasive care to our implant patients. We use our advanced BIOLASE® soft tissue laser to treat cases of peri-implantitis. Our powerful yet gentle laser vaporizes diseased tissue and harmful bacteria from around failing dental implants and stimulates regeneration of new gum and bone tissues. With laser peri-implantitis treatment, there is no need for incisions or sutures. Laser is a highly effective and safe way to save failing dental implants, and leads to faster recovery and improved comfort for Norman, OK, patients.

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