When you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants can be the ideal solution. You can enjoy better physical health, better oral health, and confidence in your appearance. Problems can, however, occasionally occur with dental implants. If certain symptoms develop, contact your periodontist.
Your Implant Or Natural Teeth May Shift
If periodontal disease occurs, teeth may not remain in place. Either the implant or a surrounding teeth can shift. If you have noticed shifting, you may need periodontal treatment to correct the problem.
Gums May Become Red Or Swollen
When your gums are healthy, they do not swell or become red. If your gums are inflamed, you could lose your implant. See your periodontist immediately so your gums can be restored to health.
Chewing And Eating Can Become Painful
When your gums are healthy, chewing and eating are not uncomfortable experiences. If eating causes pain, consult with your periodontal specialist as soon as possible. Your problem can be treated during a standard examination.
Your Implant May Fail
Dental implants rarely fail, but it can occur. Smoking, chewing hard or crunchy foods, an infection, or trauma to the mouth can all have negative effects on dental implants. If you are aware of any of these experiences or habits, make an appointment with your periodontal specialist.
In many cases, dental implants can last for a lifetime. With proper care, they may never need to be replaced. This does not mean it is impossible for problems to occur, but if they do, you should bring it to the attention of your periodontist.
Immediate treatment can make a difference. You can avoid more serious problems and look forward to a lifetime of total oral health. Do not hesitate to call Dr. Stoner if you are experiencing any problems with your gums or your implants.