Dental Implant Revision Overview
Dental implants offer an excellent way to replace teeth that are missing, extracted, or irreparable. Implants are generally very effective and carry a high rate of success when placed using advanced techniques and technologies. In a small percentage of cases, however, dental implants fail and do not provide the expected long-term benefits to a patient’s oral health. This may be due to improper placement, insufficient bone health, peri-implantitis (gum and/or bone infection), or a number of other causes. As exceptionally skilled periodontal and implant experts, our team at Premier Periodontics offers advanced care to help save failing dental implants using the LAPIP Protocol and other refined techniques. Get in touch with our board-certified team in Bellevue, WA right away for a dental implant revision consultation if you are experiencing problems with your implant or surrounding tissues.
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Dental implant revision may be needed if you are experiencing the signs or symptoms of implant failure. Several types of conditions may lead to failed implants, including inadequate bone support, an infection similar to gum disease known as peri-implantitis, improper oral hygiene, or a poor systemic response to your implant. When this occurs, your implant or bite may feel different, or you may experience one or more of the following indications:
- Bleeding or inflammation
- Implant mobility
- Loss of bone support
- Exposed implant post
- Biting discomfort
What to Expect with Dental Implant Revision
Our skilled periodontists use advanced 3D imaging techniques to evaluate the state of your dental implants and support level of the gum and bone surrounding it. We may perform an advanced laser technique known as the LAPIP Protocol to alleviate any infection in the tissues surrounding the implant and stimulate the growth of bone support. Along with this approach, our surgeons may add bone grafting materials and growth factors to the implant site to strengthen its support and long-term health. In some instances, we may need to repair improperly placed implants or remove them altogether and reposition the posts using the latest in guided implant surgical techniques.
Dental Implant Revision Follow-Up
With a meticulous approach and a breadth of advanced surgical expertise, we can often save dental implants and the investment you have made in your oral health. Specific instructions on how to care for your implant sites as you heal and in the future will be provided following your implant revision procedure. Keeping up with thorough home care efforts and maintaining regular dental cleanings and exams will be essential to the longevity of your tooth replacement following your procedure. Our team will provide helpful tips on how you can preserve the health of your implants moving forward.
Dental Implant Revision Insurance Coverage
Dental insurance plans may only provide limited coverage for implant revision procedures. However, Premier Periodontics is pleased to offer special financing and accepts a range of convenient payment solutions to help you get the care needed to save your implant. Before getting started, our financial team will review your estimated costs with you and assist you in finding an affordable payment option.
Save Dental Implants
We understand the investment you make in your oral health when choosing dental implants for tooth replacement. As a skilled surgical team, we want to help save failing dental implants and restore health and wellness to your smile. If you are experiencing problems with your implant, get in touch with Premier Periodontics in Bellevue, WA today to learn more about your treatment options for successful dental implant revision.