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Dental Implant Failure & Salvage – Milwaukee, WI

Preserving Your Restored Smile

Dental implants boast an astonishing success rate; they thrive in more than 95% of cases! Still, there are instances where a failed dental implant in Milwaukee can occur. If you ever suspect that is happening to you, call us right away. We will do everything we can to get your oral health back on track and allow you to continue enjoying all the benefits of your replacement teeth. Read on below to learn more about why dental implants can fail, how you can recognize the symptoms of a failed dental implant, and possible treatment options.

Why Do Dental Implants Fail?

Illustration of peri-implantitis, a common cause of dental implant failure

Peri-implantitis, an infection of the tissue around a dental implant, is the most common cause of implant failure. It can damage the gums and jawbone so much that they are no longer able to support the prosthetic teeth. Poor oral hygiene is often a big contributor to the development of peri-implantitis.

Other possible causes of dental implant failure include failed osseointegration (the implant never bonds with the surrounding jawbone), certain medical conditions, and physical trauma.

Symptoms of Failed Dental Implants

Man with mouth pain, experiencing symptoms of a failed dental implant

Dental implant failure can occur at any time, whether it is weeks, months, or even decades after the initial surgery. You should always be on the lookout for the following symptoms:

How Dental Implant Salvage Works

Dentist performing treatment as part of dental implant salvage

If you ever believe that one of your dental implants in Milwaukee is failing, call us right away. Delaying treatment only allows problems the opportunity to worsen and decreases the chances that we can remedy the issue with conservative treatment.

When you come in for your appointment, we will assess the situation and recommend your next steps. You might need something as simple as antibiotic therapy or a new restoration. However, it is also possible that we will have to remove a failed implant, perform some restorative procedures, and place a new implant after you have had some time to heal.

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Milwaukee
(414) 808-2003 3113 South 13th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53215
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Grafton
(262) 377-0807 1300 Bridge St
Grafton, WI 53024
Office Hours

9:00am – 6:00pm
9:00am – 6:00pm
9:00am – 6:00pm
9:00am – 6:00pm
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Mt. Pleasant
(262) 672-2393 1515 S Green Bay Rd
Mt Pleasant, WI 53406
Office Hours

9:00am – 6:00pm
9:00am – 6:00pm
9:00am – 6:00pm
9:00am – 6:00pm
9:00am – 6:00pm