While dental implants have a 98 percent success rate, there are still situations that can cause them to fail, like peri-implantitis, lack of bone volume or trauma. If you are experiencing failing dental implants, you need to seek professional help immediately from the specialists in the field. At the Periodontal Centers of Rochester, our doctors are board-certified periodontist who have an in-depth understanding of bone, gums, dental implants and how they all function together. We are able to treat many of the causes that lead to failing dental implants, with an emphasis on effective peri-implantitis care.
Peri-implantitis is one of the leading causes of failing dental implants and is characterized by symptoms similar to gum disease, causing the gums and bone to recede from the implant post. Peri-implantitis typically becomes a problem when patients do not take proper care of their oral health, but it is treatable. Our doctors are skilled at providing therapy for failing dental implants caused by peri-implantitis. By carefully removing bacteria and tartar buildup from around the implant as well as removing infected gum tissue, we can create a healthy environment for your dental implant. In some cases, we may need to reshape your jaw bone or perform bone grafting treatment to restore a solid foundation.
Our doctors are academically trained periodontists from the respected Eastman Dental Center and members of the American Academy of Periodontology. With nearly 60 years of combined periodontal experience, we have the knowledge and skills to handle any situation that may cause failing dental implants. We will identify the root cause of your problems and create a practical treatment plan to address those issues to ensure that your mouth and implants stay healthy.