Dental implants are an investment in your smile and oral health and are designed to be a long-term solution to tooth loss. Most patients enjoy healthy implant sites and longevity with their tooth replacements. Some, however, experience failing dental implants that may result from a number of conditions. If you notice bleeding, inflammation, mobility, or other problems with your implants, please contact our team today. These signs and symptoms are never normal, and often are indicators warning of failing dental implants in Alexandria or Falls Church, VA. As leading periodontists and implant surgeons, Dr. Garrett Gouldin and Dr. Francisco Carlos are highly experienced in restoring health to failing dental implants. We offer the treatment needed to save your oral health investment and your smile.
Dr. Carlos talks about the diagnosis and treatment of failing implants
Peri-implantitis is the biggest threat to your tooth replacement and the leading cause of failing dental implants among Falls Church and Alexandria, VA, patients. Similar to gum disease, peri-implantitis is an infection within the gum and bone surrounding an implant. Harmful bacteria invade the space surrounding the implant, compromising bone and gum tissue support and threatening implant success. When it comes to saving failing dental implants, timely treatment is extremely important. Our doctors perform minimally invasive laser and non-laser techniques to save failing dental implants from peri-implantitis. These procedures cleanse the surface of the implant of plaque and bacteria and reestablish gum and bone health within the implant site. In some cases, bone grafting and guided tissue regeneration may be incorporated into peri-implantitis care to encourage improved implant support, faster healing and successful treatment results.
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