Treatment of Failing Implants
Dental implants represent the most advanced solution for the replacement of lost or missing teeth. By serving to provide strong and stable support in much the same way as the roots of your natural teeth, dental implants can be used for the replacement of a single missing tooth or multiple ones. With dental implants, a complete and beautiful smile that looks, feels, and functions like a natural one can be re-established.
Although dental implants are not affected by tooth decay like natural teeth, it is still possible for inflammation and bone loss around a dental implant to develop that can compromise its support and lead to implant failure. This condition, which is known as peri-implant disease, resembles periodontal disease and can involve just the soft tissues like gingivitis or progress to a more advanced stage like periodontitis with accompanying bone loss.
If you are experiencing pain around a dental implant or bleeding gums when you brush the area, it is important to contact our periodontist for care. With early intervention and therapy the health and function of dental implants that are at risk of failure can often be restored. As a skilled and accomplished periodontist, Dr. Adam L. Bear, has extensive experience in all facets of periodontal care and implant surgery, including the treatment of peri-implant disease and defects. Using the latest technology and proven methods of care, Dr. Bear will diagnose and treat the underlying cause of the problem as well as reconstruct areas of tissue loss to improve the support and health of the gums and bone around the dental implant.