Mature male with light blue plaid shirt smilingOur doctors at Capital Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery are recognized experts in the field of dental implantology. On top of that, our practice has been providing patients in Washington, DC with safe, predictable, and natural-looking results for more than 30 years.

If you had dental implants placed with another provider and believe your implants may be failing, our doctors can help! They are experts in revising failed dental implants and take the time to talk with you about the symptoms you are experiencing, conduct a complete examination of your mouth and dental implants, and develop a customized treatment plan to ensure your revised implant placement is successful.

In this blog, we will discuss more about what causes dental implants to fail, symptoms of dental implant failure, and what you can do to have your dental implants restored.

Causes of Dental Implants Failure

If you had your dental implants placed by another provider and suspect they may be failing, there could be a specific reason why. Some of the most common reasons Washington, DC patients experience implant failure are due to:

  • Smoking, vaping or using smokeless tobacco before or after your procedure, as smoking restricts blood vessels and discourages healing.
  • Peri-implantitis, which is an infection that forms around the implant and inside the gums. This is usually the result of poor dental hygiene.
  • Failure of the dental implants to integrate with the existing jawbone. Sometimes this is a result of trauma to the area after the procedure, and other times it happens in patients who have low jawbone density.
  • Diabetes or another medical condition that restricts healing.
  • Ineffective techniques used by other providers in Washington, DC.

How to Know if Your Dental Implants Are Failing

Even though there can be several different reasons why dental implants may fail, the symptoms of failure are the same.

  • Severe pain or discomfort in or around your dental implants
  • Gums that are swollen or inflamed
  • Implants that begin to feel loose

If you experience dental implants failure, our doctors will remove the implant or implants and clean the jaw bone. You will then need to let your mouth heal for two to three months, but don’t worry – while you’re waiting to receive your new dental implants, our doctors can fit you with a natural-looking temporary tooth replacement option. After your mouth has had time to heal, you will be able to have new implants placed if you desire, and this time you can know that you will get amazing, long-lasting results from our doctors!

X-Guide Navigated Surgery

Not only do our doctors consider advanced technology critical to providing expert care for their Washington, DC patients, but they are also leaders, visionaries, and innovators in their respective fields of medicine.

Our own Dr. Emery is one of the creators of the X-Guide – the most advanced surgical tracking system in the world! Our doctors use this advanced technology to precisely place dental implants, as well as perform other oral and maxillofacial procedures that require extreme precision and accuracy.

The use of the X-Guide system even further increases the success rate of dental implants placed at Capital Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Because our doctors are able to “virtually” see in real time beyond the gum line of their patients, they able to place dental implants into precise locations using computer guidance.

The X-Guide system allows patients to receive dental implants while avoiding incisions! This leads to greater comfort and a faster recovery for patients. The results are also more predictable, and there is a lower risk of complications when the X-Guide system is used.

Call Capital Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Today

Our doctors are at the top of their respective fields, and because of their leadership and ingenuity, clients from all over the world seek their services. They are ready to help you get the smile you’ve been wanting. If you believe your dental implants might be failing, call our Washington, DC office today to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors. They will be able to fully examine your mouth and explain the dental implants revision process. You can reach them by calling (202) 386-7100 today!