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Save Your Dental Implant Investment

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Preserve Your Dental Implants and Keep Your Smile Healthy

While dental implants have a 98 percent success rate, there are still situations that can cause them to fail, like peri-implantitis due to improper hygiene, lack of bone volume or trauma to the mouth. If you are experiencing failing dental implants, seek a professional in order to save your dental implant investment. At Durham Dental Solutions, our doctors understand the bone, gums, dental implants and how they all function together. We are able to treat many of the causes that lead to failing dental implants, with an emphasis on effective peri-implantitis care.

What is Peri-Implantitis?

Peri-implantitis is one of the leading causes of failing dental implants and is characterized by symptoms similar to gum disease, causing the gums and bone to recede from the dental implant post. Peri-implantitis typically becomes a problem when patients do not take proper care of their oral health—but it is treatable! Our doctors are capable of providing therapy for failing dental implants caused by peri-implantitis. By carefully removing bacteria and tartar buildup from around the implant as well as removing infected gum tissue, we can create a healthy environment for your dental implant.

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How to Tell if Your Implant is Failing:

  • Loose or shifting dental implant
  • Implant post visible above the gums
  • Pain or bleeding around the implant site
  • Gum infection around the implant
  • Oral trauma to the implant

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Effective Treatment Options for a Healthy Mouth

At Durham Dental Solutions, we offer both surgical and laser treatment for peri-implantitis as ways to save your dental implants from failing. With laser treatment for peri-implantitis, we utilize a WaterLase® dental laser to gently remove infected gum tissue and cleanse the implant post of buildup. Often, laser treatment is gentler, with no scalpels or sutures, and can be performed quicker than traditional surgical treatment. Surgical peri-implantitis treatment involves removing infected gum tissue and scraping away bacteria, plaque and tartar buildup from around the implant post. Bone grafting may be required and your gums are sutured around the dental implants again. Both options can be effective solutions for peri-implantitis and a solution to failing dental implants.

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Don’t let your implant investment fail, schedule your complimentary meeting to discuss solutions.