Peri-Implantitis is the Leading Cause of Failing Dental Implants
Peri-implantitis is an infection that results from bacteria that has built up around a dental implant. This infection causes gum tissue inflammation and can lead to the destruction of vital bone structure. Too much bone loss can result in failing dental implants. Treatment for failing dental implants in Venice, FL, is similar to that of periodontal therapy for gum disease. Early diagnosis and treatment of peri-implantitis is critical for preserving bone health and dental implant stability and to make sure bacteria does not spread throughout the mouth and into the bloodstream. We save failing dental implants with both laser and non-laser treatments, with the end goal of removing all bacteria and disease and restoring your complete oral health.
Dr. Steven Feldman has been incorporating dental lasers since 1991 and has been placing dental implants since 1987. With over 30 years of experience in both laser and implant dentistry, he is exceptionally skilled at treating failing dental implants with traditional and minimally invasive procedures. Backed by sound diagnostics from cone beam CT technology, he can determine the location and severity of bone loss around dental implants and provide highly precise treatment for the most beneficial long-term results.
Symptoms of Failing Dental Implants
- Bleeding gums
- Tissue swelling
- Gum recession
- Pain around implant
- Bone loss
- Implant mobility
Conservative Treatment for Peri-Implantitis
Long-term improvements in the stability of dental implants and your oral health can be accomplished through both traditional and laser treatment. Laser dentistry, a more conservative approach to treating failing dental implants has significant benefits when compared with conventional cut-and-sew methods. Dental lasers not only remove all bacteria and disease, but cauterize the treatment site and encourage bone tissue regeneration around the dental implant. Without causing trauma to the healthy soft tissue, laser treatment for failing dental implants in Venice, FL, reduces inflammation, eliminates infection, and stimulates new bone growth.