Peri-Implantitis Treatment

Save Your Dental Implant and Your Health

How Do Dental Implants Fail?

Dental implants are the most long-lasting tooth replacement option today, but certain situations put them at risk for failing. The most common issue is peri-implantitis, a gum disease look-alike that affects the gum tissue and bone around an implant post. Peri-implantitis is inflammation and infection of the gum tissue caused by a buildup of bacteria-releasing plaque and tartar. This infection can progress until damage to the gum tissue and bone puts the dental implant at risk for becoming loose and falling out. If you have noticed the gum tissue around your dental implant is red and tender, or they bleed when you brush your teeth, seek the care of our experienced periodontists today. We’re experienced in treating peri-implantitis in Ocala and Crystal River, FL and other conditions that cause dental implant complications. Timely treatment can save your dental implant and your smile!

Causes of Dental Implant Failure

  • Peri-implantitis
  • Improper placement
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Grinding and clenching
  • Dental trauma

Effectively Treating Peri-Implantitis

Peri-implantitis treatment is much like treatment for gum disease. Plaque, tartar, and bacteria are cleared from the implant and diseased gum tissue is removed. If bone loss has occurred as a result of infection, a bone graft may be needed to restore proper bone support for the implant post. With all traces of bacteria eradicated from around the gum tissue, implant, and bone, the gum tissue is repositioned back around the teeth and sutured in place. This lessens or eliminates the periodontal pockets that form as the infected gums pulled away from the implant and bone. With irrigation of these pockets and healthy gum tissue in place, the area can heal, once again creating a stable environment for the dental implant.

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Care from Implant Experts

Our periodontists, Dr. John Darby and Dr. Timothy Johnson, specialize in dental implants and peri-implantitis treatment. As experts in periodontal services and surgery, we can help return your implant to a healthy state and your mouth back to optimal oral health. If your implant is beyond saving, we can remove the post without causing major trauma to your gum tissue and bone. Dental implants can last for decades if placed by experts in dental implant surgery. It is possible to have a healthy, functional smile with dental implants, even after peri-implantitis or other issues. Even if you need a dental implant replaced, our superior care as a result of years of training and experience can ensure your implants will last for many years to come.

Let the experts save your dental implant.

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