Why do dental implants loosen?

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September 25, 2022

Why do dental implants loosen?

We all know that dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth. But did you know that sometimes they can loosen up and become loose? Here at Dental Project, we explain why this happens and what you can do about it.


What are dental implants?


Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that provide a strong and stable foundation for permanent or removable replacement teeth. They are made of titanium, a biocompatible material that integrates with the jawbone.

Dental implants can be used to support one or more false teeth, called crowns. They can also be used to support a bridge or denture, which replaces several missing teeth.


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Why do dental implants loosen?


Dental implants are created to act as a replacement for natural teeth. They are made of durable materials that are meant to stand the test of time, but they can still loosen over time. There are a few different reasons why this might happen:

-The surrounding teeth begin to shift, putting pressure on the dental implant and causing it to loosen.
-The jawbone begins to shrink, causing the dental implant to loosen.
-The dental implant is not placed properly in the jawbone, resulting in instability and eventually loosening.

If you notice that your dental implant is beginning to loosen, it’s important to contact with us right away. We will be able to assess the situation and determine the best course of action.


How can I prevent my dental implants from loosening?


The best way to prevent your dental implants from loosening is to practice good oral hygiene and visit ust regularly for checkups and cleanings. Additionally, avoid using tobacco products, which can increase your risk for implant failure.


What are the symptoms of a loose dental implant?


The most common symptom of a loose dental implant is instability in the implant itself. This can cause the implant to feel loose when you bite down or chew. In some cases, the implant may actually be visibly loose in the mouth. Other symptoms of a loose dental implant can include inflammation or infection in the gums around the implant, pain when biting or chewing, and loosening of the teeth adjacent to the implant. If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to see your dentist or oral surgeon as soon as possible.


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What should I do if my dental implant is loose?


Dental implants are designed to be a long-term solution for missing teeth, but sometimes they can become loose. This can happen for a number of reasons, including:

-Osteoporosis: This condition weakens the bones, making them less able to support dental implants.
-Infection: If the area around the implant becomes infected, it can cause the implant to become loose.
-Trauma: A blow to the head or face can damage the dental implant and cause it to become loose.
If your dental implant is loose, it’s important to see your dentist as soon as possible. They will be able to determine the cause of the problem and recommend the best course of treatment.


Can a loose dental implant be fixed?


If your dental implant is loose, it’s important to see your dentist as soon as possible. A loose implant can cause damage to the surrounding teeth, gums, and bone.

There are a few reasons why an implant might loosen over time. The most common reason is due to an infection at the site of the implant. Other causes include:

– Wearing down of the bone around the implant
– Poorly fitting dental prosthesis (dental crown, bridge, or denture)
– Poor oral hygiene
– Trauma to the mouth
– Teeth grinding (bruxism)

Once that our dentist has determined the cause of the problem, they will be able to recommend the best treatment options. In some cases, the implant can be saved with a simple procedure called revision surgery. During this procedure, the dentist will clean out any infection and tighten or replace the dental prosthesis.

More severe cases may require that the dental implant be removed and replaced with a new one. This is a more complex procedure that will require a longer recovery time.

If you have a dental implant, it’s important to visit us regularly for checkups. This will help ensure that any problems are caught early and can be fixed before they become more serious.


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What are the consequences of a loose dental implant?


Dental implants are usually a great long-term investment in your oral health. However, in some cases they can loosen and become unstable. This can cause a number of different problems, including:

– Pain and discomfort: Loose dental implants can be very painful. You may also experience discomfort when eating or drinking.
– Infection: If the gap between your implant and your gum line widens, it can allow bacteria to enter and cause an infection. This can lead to inflammation, swelling, and pain.
– Damage to surrounding teeth: A loose dental implant can rub against nearby teeth and damage them.

If you have a loose dental implant, it’s important to visit us as soon as possible. We will be able to determine the cause of the problem and recommend the best course of treatment.

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