Some of the circumstances that may call for dental implant replacement include:
- A loose implant.
- Bone loss around the implant.
- Inflammation around the implant.
- Broken or loosening implant screws, which holds the crown or prosthesis on the implant.
- Fracture of the implant body itself
Dental implants are incredibly strong, and implant dentistry has advanced to a near-exact science. Nonetheless, a dental implant should be viewed like any other medical instrument, which means it is susceptible to wear-and-tear.
Dr. Singer suggests that dental implant patients return for follow-up visits roughly every three months so that he can maintain the implants and survey each patient’s health overall.
Studies have shown that dental implants are more likely to fail when patients procrastinate follow-up visits or fail to maintain a high-quality dental hygiene regimen.
Whether you need a new dental implant or need to replace a dental implant, please contact DC Smiles online today to book an appointment or call us at (703) 299-4614 in Virginia or (202) 455-4920 in Washington, D.C.