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A diagram of dental implant at Periodontal Associates. Dental implants are a highly effective solution for lost teeth. Crowns mimic natural teeth in their form and function and titanium posts bond with and stimulate your jaw bone, allowing the implants to act just like a natural tooth would.

Unfortunately, implants can occasionally fail, and if this happens we will need you to come in so we can repair or replace them.

The Structure of an Implant


Most dental implants are made of a titanium post that is embedded in the jaw bone, a ceramic crown that acts as a replacement tooth and an abutment that connects the post and the crown. If one of these parts loosens or breaks, all three can become compromised.

Titanium is usually chosen for implants because it bonds with the jaw bone in a process known as osseointegration. If this process doesn't occur properly then you'll end up with an implant that isn't firmly in place. This will lead to problems later on.

Signs that an Implant May Fail


If the bone doesn't grow around the implant in the right way, mobility is often the primary signal that the implant may fail. This mobility is often very slight at first and usually only a dentist can see it, but as time goes on an implant that hasn't integrated properly can shift when you chew or speak. Implants that have failed completely with frequently.

Other warnings signs of impending failure include pain, inflammation, and infection, but these do not always occur. If Dr. Eshraghi notices that your implant is moving, he may conduct an x-ray to make sure the bone is growing. If the implant is failing, the x-ray may reveal considerable bone loss around the metal area.

Repair and Replacement


In cases where the implant crown becomes cracked or detached, it is an easy matter for us to attach a new, or make any other repairs if necessary. However, if the damage to the implant is too severe, we will need to remove and replace it.

It is easy for us to remove a failed dental implant, but we will need to use a local anesthetic for this procedure. Once the implant is removed Dr. Eshraghi will carefully clean the area. Then we can begin the process of inserting a new implant, making careful note of what went wrong the first time. If there is enough healthy bone in the same area, we won't need a bone graft.

However, in cases of significant bone loss, we may need to place a bone graft to improve the site of the removed implant before placing a new one. Once the bone graft is complete, your mouth may need several months to heal before we can put in a new implant. During the healing period, Dr. Eshraghi may ask you to quit smoking, postpone cancer treatment or make other lifestyle adjustments that will reduce the risk of the next implant failing as well.

Always remember to take good care of your implants by brushing and flossing daily. Also take care to eat a balanced diet and abstain from using your teeth as tools, as this can chip them. If you experience any problems with your implants, contact us right away.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please give us a call at (971) 317-8414.

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Board certified Periodontists Dr. Thomas Eshraghi, Dr. Kyle Malloy and Dr. Brad McAllister have been providing exceptional care in the greater Portland area for nearly twenty years. Together with their qualified team of dedicated professionals, they welcome the opportunity to help guide you through the treatment planning process when dental needs arise.

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Dr. Eshraghi at Periodontal Associates

V. Thomas Eshraghi
DMD


Dr. Eshraghi completed both his periodontal specialty training and dental school at the Oregon Health and Science University. Following his residency, Dr. Eshraghi completed the rigorous requirements to become a board certified diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Since 2006 he has practiced in the Portland area.

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Kyle A. Malloy
DMD, MS


Dr. Malloy holds several professional licenses and certifications. Additionally, he successfully challenged both the written and oral examinations of the American Board of Periodontology to become a Diplomate, certified in the full scope of periodontology and dental implant surgery. Dr. Malloy limits his practice to periodontics and oral implantology.

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Bradley S. McAllister
DDS PhD


Dr. McAllister has been a leader in the fields of implant reconstruction and periodontal therapy for many years. This has translated to excellent care for the patients, employing the best of equipment, materials and treatment.

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