Are Your Implants at Risk?
Dental implants are designed to last your lifetime; in fact, 98 percent of implants do. The chance you’ll have failing dental implants is rare, but not impossible. One of the main dental implant complications we see in our Brooklyn, NY office is peri-implantitis, or the infection and inflammation of gum tissue around the implant. Bacteria-releasing plaque that accumulates around the implants is the culprit, which causes the gum tissue to pull away from the implant and bone to recede. This can cause significant damage and can lead to loose dental implants and the risk of them falling out. Peri-implantitis is a common result of poor dental hygiene, though many factors, including improper placement during surgery, may be putting your dental implants in danger. Don’t risk failing dental implants! Schedule your appointment with Dr. Saleh Elahwal and Dr. Germain Jean-Charles today.