At Excel Dental Care, we believe in ethical treatments that are in the best interest of our patients. When it comes to dental implants, the truth is that not everyone is a good candidate for this procedure. If your bones are not dense enough to handle the implant, you will have to go through extra procedures to get one. We can prepare you for one with gum and bone grafts, but we will tell you ahead of time whether or not we recommend these options for your situation.
Not all dentists in Ellicott City, MD, will be as upfront and honest. Several people come to us for dental implant repairs when problems arise due to these less transparent dentists performing this procedure whether or not they believe it will last as long as it should. The good news is that we are very experienced in repairing dental implants, so if this has happened to you, call us for a consultation.
It is very rare to experience a problem with your dental implant. As long as your dentist performed the procedure into dense bone, you can often experience a 99 percent success rate with your implants. If you do experience a problem with your implant, it is most likely the result of a loose implant or a cracked crown.
Loose dental implants are the result of dental implant procedures that took place with bones that didn’t have enough density. The implant is supposed to fuse with your jawbone. If your bone does not get deposited around the implant, then it will not secure as well as a natural root. If your jawbone loses density over time, then your implant may also loosen.
If a procedure happened with a healthy jaw, the most likely causes is an infection or gum disease deteriorating your bone. If you have an implant but see any signs of infection or gum disease, like swollen and bloody gums, then call us to make an appointment. Implants will need to be tightened professionally so that you don’t damage your bone.
If you have a cracked crown, then your repair will be much easier to address because we will not need to deal with your post or implant. We will do our best to repair cracks and chips without removing your crown. If we can’t, then we will make a new crown to attach to your post.
If your post is what dialed, then we need to remove it, graft your bone, and correct your bone density issue before replacement. Give us a call today to look into repairs if you need one. Services of a dentist near you may also be availed in Woodstock, Catonsville, West Friendship, Columbia, Baltimore National Pike, and Marriottsville. Visit us now!