Dental Implant Problems
Dental Implant Problems Threaten Your Investment
The importance of receiving dental implants from a highly qualified, skilled implant specialist cannot be overstated. A number of factors lead to implant problems or failure, many resulting from gambling with cheap implants or placement by an inexperienced dentist. Dr. Darrin Rapoport delivers the world-class care you need when your implants (and oral health investment) are in trouble.
Why Dental Implants Fail
When you trust your dental implant procedure with an unqualified or inexperienced dentist, you risk short-term and long-term issues caused by improperly fitted implants or lack of instruction on how to properly maintain your dental health after your procedure. Whether you’re looking to avoid these issues or need to repair damage caused by a previous dental procedure, contact us today.
- Excess or improper placement of cement
- Ill-fitting implant restoration
- Diabetic problems
Types of Dental Implant Failure
More common, early dental implant failure typically occurs prior to placing the final implant restoration. Causes include healing or systemic issues or a technical mishap during surgery.
Latent implant failure occurs after some time, usually due to subpar maintenance of oral hygiene and the implant or during the restorative phase. Restorative issues often result from improper treatment planning or problems with occlusion (how teeth bite together).
Initial Patient Consult
One of the core principles of implant success lies within the long-term relationships we develop with our patients. We form a marriage of sorts with you and your implants, even if you are visiting us to repair problems with implants placed by other clinicians. To correct existing implant problems and before placing new implants, Dr. Rapoport conducts a full screening to ensure successful, lasting results. He meticulously addresses factors like:
- Original cause of tooth loss
- Medical and dental health histories
- Fit and placement of implant restorations
- Below the gum evaluation with Perioscope and CT scans