Full mouth reconstructions can be some of the most exciting, life-changing work that periodontists do. Replacing missing or broken teeth can instantly restore confidence. This is especially true when dental implants are part of the treatment plan. Dental implants in Miami, FL, have the added benefit of being natural looking, comfortable, and easy to maintain. While dental implants enjoy a high rate of success, roughly 4% will fail. This can occur early, due to complications from surgery or later, as a result of poor home care.

Symptoms of Failing Dental Implants

  • Inflammation and redness of the periodontal tissue
  • Bleeding gums
  • Sensitivity or soreness  of the gum tissue
  • Red or bluish tint to the gum tissue
  • Widening of periodontal pockets
  • Loose implants
  • Exposed metal thread under the implant crown

Preventing Problems with Dental Implants

The most important tool to protect your restorations is good oral hygiene. Your implants require the same care that your teeth did, which consists of regular brushing, flossing, professional cleanings, and exams. Your implants can be threatened by the same bacteria that cause the bleeding gums of periodontal disease, resulting in peri-implantitis.

Treatment Option for Failing Dental Implants

When peri-implantitis impacts your dental implants, your periodontist can perform Laser Assisted Peri-Implantitis Procedure (LAPIP™). It removes the bacteria and diseased tissue that surrounds your implants and encourages the growth of new bone tissue for enhanced support.

If you have had dental implants placed and have experienced a problem with them, more often than not, you will return to the same doctor to correct it. Though it is difficult to remember, it never hurts to have a second opinion.

Call our office to schedule a consultation for repair or replacement of dental implants in Miami, FL. Doctors Scott B. and Bradley A. Ross are experienced in implant dentistry and would be happy to help you preserve your investment and your healthy smile.