Dental Implant Complications - Brooklyn, NY

Save and Restore Failing Dental Implants

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.

Symptoms of Peri-Implantitis

  • Dental implant mobility
  • Gum recession
  • Pockets around gums
  • Gum tissue inflammation
  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Tender or swollen gums

Effective Treatment for Peri-Implantitis

The good news is that we can treat these dental implant complications and get you back to optimal oral health. Drs. Elahwal and Charles treat your peri-implantitis by first removing bacteria from the infected areas. For very advanced stages of the disease, we’ll do all we can to save your dental implant. This includes a deeper cleaning around the implant post and removal of the affected gum tissue. We can complete this treatment with laser technology, giving you a more comfortable procedure and better overall healing—without scalpels or sutures! If bone loss is present, we’ll restore these levels and stabilize the dental implant through bone grafting. In the future, we strongly encourage you to return to our Brooklyn, NY office every 3-4 months for periodontal maintenance.

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You’re in Charge of Preventing Peri-Implantitis

Like many dental health issues, peri-implantitis is preventable. Considering how advantageous dental implants are and the consequences of losing them completely, you certainly should take good care of your teeth. Be sure to stay on top of good dental health habits—brush twice and floss once daily and visit our office at least twice a year for routine teeth cleanings. Additionally, keeping up a good hygiene routine, as well as eating a healthy diet and not smoking, can significantly improve the chances your dental implants will last your lifetime!

Save your implant from failing!

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