Dental Implant Failure & Salvage – Dallas, TX

Saving Your Smile After Dental Implant Failure

You shouldn’t let the fear of failure stop you from having dental implants placed – especially since the procedure is successful in 95% of cases. That being said, if serious complications occur after your dental implant surgery, you need to be prepared to deal with them. Luckily, Dr. Anver is prepared to help just in case the worst happens. Simply give our office a call to let us know about your situation, and we’ll make arrangements to see you as soon as we can to deal with the issue that led to your dental implant failure.

Woman sitting on couch with pain from failed dental implant in Dallas, TX

Why Choose Texas Wisdom Teeth and Dental Implants for Dental Implant Salvage?

  • Highly Experienced Oral Surgeon
  • Advanced Oral Surgery Technology
  • Team That’s Fully on Your Side

Why Do Dental Implants Fail?

Illustration of a failed dental implant in Dallas, TX

As reliable as dental implants are, there are a few different issues that could potentially cause them to fail:

  • An infection called peri-implantitis could occur in the tissue around the implant post(s). This can cause the jawbone and gum tissue to deteriorate, meaning your implants no longer get the support they require.
  • The osseointegration process might fail. In other words, the dental implant posts might not bond with your jawbone like they’re supposed to.
  • A sudden blow to the face could cause your dental implants to break.
  • Your mouth may not heal properly after dental implant surgery due to certain health issues (with diabetes being a common example).

Symptoms of Failed Dental Implants

Man with glasses sitting in kitchen rubbing jaw in pain

Dental implant failure could happen at any point after your implant placement surgery. It could occur a little bit after the procedure, or it might not happen until years later. Regardless of the timing, how will you know if your dental implants have failed? The most common warning signs include:

  • A dental implant post that feels loose.
  • Unusual pain around the implant site that doesn’t go away.
  • The appearance of pus on your gums.
  • Having trouble chewing your food.
  • Swelling and bleeding (which are often symptoms of infection).

How Dental Implant Salvage Works

Blonde female dental patient leaning back and smiling

Once you get to our office, we’ll need to take a look at your dental implants to figure out what went wrong. We’ll explain what treatment options are available based on your situation. Sometimes the issue can be solved while leaving your dental implants in your jaw. In other cases, it may be necessary to remove the implant posts. Once your mouth is healthy again, we can discuss the possibility of having new dental implants placed.