Nonetheless The Best Choice Tooth Replacement Procedure
Dental Implants fail for a great number of reasons. Rarely do they go bad because of product failure.
Implant Dentistry, as a treatment, is one of the most technique specific procedures practiced by experienced implant dentists, oral surgeons and periodontists.
Precise selection of an appropriate implant device for a particular tooth replacement or anchoring device is as critical as the assessment and preparation of the underlying bone structures. Attention to detail is a must to assure the long term success that implants are known for.
Dr. Winter uses a variety of advanced assessment technologies that provide him with the technical data needed for determining what size, type and abutment is needed for each and every implant, regardless of it’s positioning in the mandible or maxillary (lower or upper) jaw structures.
Over Dr. Richard Winter’s 29 years in practice and ongoing post graduate training he has accumulated information that can help to accurately select and implement advanced implant reconstructions. As a Board Certified Implant Dentist with the American Board of Oral Implantologists/Implant Dentists (Only 535 doctors have achieved this designation), Dr. Winter has been through a rigorous examination to achieve the most difficult implant credentials attainable today! Dr. Winter works closely with other specialists when required to insure optimal bone grafting and implant treatment is performed and when an implant fails he has the ability to do revision surgeries to help preserve some sick implants. The use of the LightScalpel 10,600 laser is one device to help treat failing implants and when implants need removal, Dr. Winter has a Piezo surgical device that uses micro-movement and ultra-sonic technology to remove bone around implants to make explantation easier and more predictable. This piezo device also helps make sinus lifts more atraumatic and helps decrease problems with this procedure.
Implants can fail due to many problems:
There can be surgical complications, prosthetic complications, biologic complications and any of these can cause an expensive implant procedure to end up failing.
It is important to see your dentist regularly to maintain your implants and we recommend 3 month cleanings for all advanced implant reconstructions so we can monitor your bite and prevent failures from shifting bites or wearing prostheses.
Anatomy of Common Failures
- Mildly Loose
- Painful or Sensitive
- Loose Restoration (crown)
- Falling Out
- Strong Taste or Odor
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