What to do about failing dental implants
Millions of dental implants have been placed all over the world .Â Some dental implants do very well for many years and others do not .
Have you ever thought about why implants are lost or fail ?
There are many factors that lead to an implant failing and being lost . Some are these are related to the patients oral hygiene , some related to the bite on the implant and habits like clenching and grinding . Others are related to the bone quality and the position of placement and even the skill of the dentist placing them comes into play .
Preventing dental implant failure starts with exceptional oral hygiene, brushing and flossing . But if your implant becomes a problem , address it early so thatÂ the chance of failure is minimized .Â If the implant itself is lose and moving , the chance of saving it is small . If the gum around it is inflamed , it can be treated with antibiotics , antibacterial rinses and or laser treatment .
We have used the Fotona Lightwalker laser to treat implant disorders successfullyÂ for many yearsÂ . In some cases the implant crown may need to be removed , and the implant treated to correct bone loss or regrow bone to stabilize it . Lasers are amazing tools for this as our Fotona Lightwalker laser can gently and successfully clean the implant , bone and gum tissues as no other can and allow the body to heal more naturally .
For the last 17 years Dr. Shiffman has been involved in laser dentistry and has pioneer many cutting edge laser procedures . Dr.Shiffman lectured on implants and lasers at the prestigious Academy of Laser Dentistry Conference in Arizona in 2017Â . Feel free to contact our office at 561 737-6400 with any questions .
Dr.Shiffman’s Boynton LaserDental Center is conveniently located in Boynton Beach , FloridaÂ close to Delray Beach , Wellington , Lake Worth , Boca Raton and Palm Beach .