By Dr. Ernest Skaggs
May 16, 2016
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dental Implants  

What you need to know about dental implant issues

You have a dental implant and it’s wonderful. But now it seems like it isn’t as stable as it was. What should you do? You should absolutely visit your dentist, Dr. Ernest Skaggs, in Radcliff, Kentucky . He wants you to know what can go wrong with your dental implant Dental Implantsand what can be done to get your dental implant and your smile back.

Dental implants are a fantastic long-term solution to tooth loss, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have problems with them. Don’t worry! Dr. Skaggs can help you.

Many people with lifestyle and health issues get dental implants and sometimes these issues can compromise the health of the implant. Dental implants work best if you are healthy. Dr. Skaggs wants you to know when you have dental implants you shouldn’t smoke or drink alcohol to excess. If you have uncontrolled diabetes, periodontal disease, cancer, or radiation therapy to your jaws, you are at higher risk of implant failure too.

Dr. Skaggs wants you to know what to look for in a failing dental implant. Your dental implant might be failing if you notice:

  • Pain in the area of the implant
  • A bad smell or taste in the area of the implant
  • Redness, swelling or bleeding gums in the area of the implant
  • Loss of implant stability, causing movement of the implant crown or appliance

If you think your dental implant may be broken or fractured, you need to visit Dr. Skaggs as quickly as possible. The fracture may be due to increased stress from clenching or grinding your teeth. In the case of fracture, Dr. Skaggs will remove the broken screw and place a broader, more supportive screw in its place.

Other causes of dental implant failure include:

  • Infection, resulting from bacteria contaminating the implant; this causes the implant not to fuse correctly with bone.
  • Overloading, causing too much pressure and force to the implant
  • Bone issues, such as bone rejection or poor blood circulation to the implant area
  • Choosing an implant screw that is too short or too narrow

If you think your dental implant may be failing, don’t wait! You need to see Dr. Skaggs immediately to restore your implant. You have too much time and effort invested in your dental implant and your smile and you need to take action. Call Dr. Ernest Skaggs, in Radcliff, Kentucky and get some help for your dental implant. Call today!

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