Losing your teeth is never a pleasant experience, but what may be worse is having the implants which took place of your lost teeth suddenly become at risk for falling out as well.
Myriad factors can contribute to the possibility of losing your dental implants, such as gum disease, cavities, and other forms of tooth decay. If this happens to you, there are options for restoring your implants.
What can I do?
If you notice issues with your implants – such as too much play in the implant, gums receding from the tooth, or the metal part of the implant beginning to show – then you need to contact Dr. Mark Curtis and Dr. Edward Reifman and the team here at Prescott Dental Group in Prescott, Arizona, immediately.
First, we’ll have to assess the amount of damage to the implant. If the damage is minimal, some cosmetic procedures may be able to fix the implant and restore it to its former glory.
If the damage is extensive, however, then it’s likely the implant will need to be removed. At this point, your gum and jaw health will be assessed to determined if they can support another implant. If not, other tooth restoration options will discussed at that time.
Obviously, it’s much easier to simply avoid the need for implants, or implant restoration, in the first place. But if you find yourself in that situation, then know that you can call us at 928-277-4754 to see how we can help with your implant situation.