Your dental implants should stay firmly in place at all times once they have fully fused with your jawbone. If they feel loose, it’s typically a sign that there’s a serious problem. Dental implant failure isn’t very common, but when it does happen, Dr. Hegazi is here to help. Give us a call if you’ve noticed symptoms that point to problems with your new teeth; the quicker you act, the easier it will be to protect your overall health.
While dental implant failure is rare, there are still a number of issues that can cause it:
One question that you might have is, “How will I know if my dental implants have failed?” The warning signs might vary a bit depending on the underlying cause, but common symptoms include:
Step one is to figure out what’s going on inside your mouth. We’ll ask questions about your symptoms and take X-rays of your jaw to narrow down the problem with your dental implant posts. Different types of treatment might be recommended depending on the situation. For example, a deep cleaning might be performed if the failure was caused by infection.
While sometimes it might be possible to keep your dental implants, they may need to be removed if the area around them has been badly damaged. Once your mouth has healed, you might be able to get new dental implants.