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Dental Implant Failure & Salvage – New Braunfels, TX

Effective Treatment for Loose or Painful Dental Implants

a mature man holding his cheek due to toothache

Did you know that dental implants, if placed by an experienced professional like Dr. David Earnest, can typically have a success rate of 95% or more, even a decade after being placed? In most cases, patients can expect their results to last anywhere from 20 years to a lifetime. Even so, you’ll have to properly care for your implants, otherwise, they could end up failing. At Comal Dental, our team can help you salvage a failed dental implant in New Braunfels, that way you can make the most of your newly restored smile. Keep reading to learn how we can address loose or painful dental implants.

Why Do Dental Implants Fail?

a model example of dental implants in glass jawbone

One of the most common reasons dental implants fail is a condition known as peri-implantitis. This issue occurs when an infection in the gums surrounds the dental implant, usually as a result of poor oral hygiene. If left untreated, the bacteria can become strong enough to attack and damage the connective tissues helping the metal posts remain in place. They can end up becoming loose or falling out as a result. Of course, other situations like accidental physical trauma or certain medical conditions can cause implants to fail.

The good news is that preserving strong, healthy, and reliable dental implants can be a straightforward process. You can easily prevent peri-implantitis by implementing good oral hygiene, including brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and rinsing with mouthwash regularly. Visiting your dentist for routine checkups every six months can also ensure you’re free of any developing issues that could put your implants at risk.

Symptoms of Failed Dental Implants

a woman holding cheek due to failed dental implant

It’s possible for dental implants to fail immediately after being placed or even many years after your procedure. For this reason, you must look out for the common symptoms of one that’s at risk, including:

  • Difficulty biting down or chewing
  • A loose or wiggly implant
  • Sensitivity or pain around the implant
  • Puffy, bright red, or tender gums
  • Gum recession around the dental implant

How Dental Implant Salvage Works

a dentist talking about a patient’s failed dental implant

Should you recognize any of the typical symptoms of a failing dental implant, we highly recommend that you notify our team as soon as possible. The quicker we can start your treatment, the higher the chance that we can preserve your metal posts. We’ll begin with a thorough oral examination to see the root of the failure. Then, we can suggest the ideal process to fix your smile. Some of these procedures may include gum disease therapy, antibiotics, and a bone graft. In more severe cases, salvaging the dental implant may not be viable or possible. If your gums or jaw isn’t in a good condition, we might have to pull the implant out to address the underlying issue first.

   Dr. Aaron Haag

Dr. Aaron Haag and his caring, dedicated team offer comprehensive dental care in a unique and relaxing setting. We strive to make your experience in our office as comfortable and productive as possible.

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Dental services for clean, healthy teeth and gums

We believe in offering a wide selection of dental treatments to fix your problem teeth, and to maintain healthy, strong teeth and gums for the long run. From professional, advanced teeth whitening, to restorative dental services like dental implants, we have the dental services you need all under one roof.

Services offered include

  • Cleaning and Prevention
  • Fillings
  • Crowns
  • Veneers
  • Implants
  • Bridges
  • Dentures
  • Root Canals
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • Tooth Whitening
  • Clear Braces
  • Snoring Appliances
  • TMJ therapy
  • Oral Surgery
  • Emergency Visits

Experience Excellent, Personalized Dental Care at Comal Dental

The dental team of Comal Dental are dedicated to professional dental care. You can look forward to compassionate patient care within a relaxing office atmosphere, as we also offer sedation dentistry.

Our comfortable office offers the very best in dental technique and technology – expressly delivered with your total well being in mind. We work as a coordinated team to bring you the best in oral health care.

For your convenience in addition to normal business hours we are open some evenings by appointment only. We also accept most insurance plans, as well as all major credit cards.

We look forward to meeting you and to helping you achieve optimal oral health.

Hours and Location

Monday thru Friday:
8 am - 3 pm
Evenings & Weekends:
By Appointment

2660 Common Street
Suite 102
New Braunfels, TX 78130
P: (830)625-1515