While dental implants have a 90% success rate, certain complications can damage the implant or restoration. At his Midtown Manhattan office in New York City, Stuart J. Froum, DDS, provides expert care for dental implant restorations if you suffer complications after surgery. Whether the implant itself is damaged, or your dental crown has cracked, Dr. Froum can determine the root of the problem and find the right solution for you. Call Stuart J. Froum, DDS, or book an appointment online to learn more.
Though rare, some of the most common dental implant complications include:
Another dental implant complication is peri-implantitis, an infectious disease that causes inflammation in the tissues and bone structure surrounding the implant.
Without proper treatment, dental implant complications can affect everything from your bite and ability to chew to your overall health.
Inflammation surrounding the implant is especially dangerous, as it can lead to the degradation of the teeth and jaw. You can even lose your dental implants altogether.
If you’re experiencing dental implant complications, some of the most common warning signs include:
To save your implants as soon as possible and avoid any further complications, call Dr. Froum right away if you experience any of the above symptoms.
How Dr. Froum treats your dental implant complications depends on your unique situation. Some of the most common implant restoration techniques that Dr. Froum uses include:
More often than not, dental implant complications start at the crown, bridge, or denture that connects to the implant, rather than the implant itself. This is especially true if you grind your teeth. As long as the implant and connector are undamaged, Dr. Froum can take new impressions to create another restoration.
While a loose implant is rare, it most often occurs during the first year due to failed osseointegration — the process that bonds the implant to the jawbone. In this case, Dr. Froum can assess the damage to determine if reimplantation is still possible.
In some cases, implants can come loose years after being placed. This is typically the result of gum disease and bone loss. Dr. Froum may recommend removing the entire implant, treating the underlying infection, and performing a bone graft to ensure you have enough healthy jawbone to support implants.
If you’re experiencing dental implant complications, call Stuart J. Froum, DDS, or book a visit online today.