Failing Dental Implant Treatment
Mucositis is characterized by BOP (bleeding on probing) and visual signs of inflammation. Peri-Implant Mucositis can exist around implants with normal or reduced support. Peri-Implant Mucositis is caused by bacteria and can be reversed with measures aimed at eliminating the plaque.
Peri-implantitis is an infection; it is one of the main causes of dental implant failure. The infection can form when the bacteria extends below the tissue and into the bone.
The dental cement, which is used to fix the crown onto the titanium post, can also cause the infection when it leaks from under the crown and gets caught in the gums.
Smoking is the main reason for implant infection and failure. Failing implants can be treated successfully.
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Periodontist Samir F. Zakaria, D.D.S., M.S.D. in Livonia, MI practices a full scope of conservative non-surgical and surgical services for periodontal disease (gum conditions) and a full range of Dental Implant treatments. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!