Our dentition sits right behind every smile, from grins to smirks. It is safe to say that our dentition is the confidence behind our smile. A compromised tooth in the wrong position can do a lot of damage to our self-esteem. From daily dental hygiene to mouthwashes (floss) to dental implants, modern man has not spared any avenue to optimize the condition of his teeth.
When the same measures we take comes back to us in utter failure, disappointment and agitation are sure to set in. Dental implant failure can be very disheartening. In this article, we will deal with this issue and provide remedies to it.
CAUSES OF DENTAL IMPLANT FAILURE
There are so many reasons why a dental implant could fail. Nevertheless, chief amongst this is terrible oral hygiene. Other causes of failure in dental implant include:
• Damage of blood vessels, nerves and tissue found around the implant region.
• Bacterial infections.
• Overloading the abutment and crown with excessive pressure during implantation.
• Poor health of the patient.
• Excessive smoking.
• Inexperience or incompetence of the dentist handling the implantation.
As with every medical condition, early detection of the implant failure is key to handling it. Here is a list of signs you should look out for before deciding to see the doctor:
• Pain around implant region.
• Difficulty when chewing or biting.
• Swelling of the gums around the implant region.
• Abnormal discomfort around the implant region.
DENTAL IMPLANT FAILURE TREATMENT
The first call you must make in your bid to treat a dental implant failure should be to your dentist’s desk. Outlined below are tips for handling dental implant failure:
• A positive side to an implant failure is that it can be reversed easily. With local anesthesia, your dentist can easily remove a failed implant and clean out the area.
• Another way to handle an implant failure is by grafting. Your dentist could bone graft the implant to make it firm if the failure is due to damage or too much stress on the crown.
• Another important measure to take is, of course, good oral hygiene. Effective brushing and mouthwash could help handle infections.