How Do Dental Implants Fail?
Dental implants are the most long-lasting tooth replacement option today, but certain situations put them at risk for failing. The most common issue is peri-implantitis, a gum disease look-alike that affects the gum tissue and bone around an implant post. Peri-implantitis is inflammation and infection of the gum tissue caused by a buildup of bacteria-releasing plaque and tartar. This infection can progress until damage to the gum tissue and bone puts the dental implant at risk for becoming loose and falling out. If you have noticed the gum tissue around your dental implant is red and tender, or they bleed when you brush your teeth, seek the care of our experienced periodontists today. We’re experienced in treating peri-implantitis in Ocala and Crystal River, FL and other conditions that cause dental implant complications. Timely treatment can save your dental implant and your smile!