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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 Dental 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 Dental 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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Laser LAPIP Therapy Beaverton OR

A dental laser used in laser LAPIP therapy like the ones at Periodontal Associates in Beaverton, ORLaser LAPIP Therapy is a modern and effective approach to treating gum disease. Taking care of gums is necessary for great oral health. Periodontal Associates works hard to ensure there is no tartar or plaque in the gums, using the innovative Laser LAPIP Therapy in Beaverton.

How Does Laser LAPIP Therapy Work?

Unlike traditional methods, Laser LAPIP Therapy utilizes advanced laser technology to target and eliminate bacteria-causing gum infections. This minimally invasive procedure aims to promote gum tissue regeneration, offering a more precise and comfortable solution for patients dealing with gum disease.

How Laser LAPIP Works

Laser LAPIP Therapy employs advanced laser technology to address gum disease, particularly in cases of implant infection. The laser used in this procedure is precise and minimally invasive. It operates at a specific wavelength that is absorbed by pigments in bacteria and infected tissue.

The laser in LAPIP Therapy is highly selective, precisely targeting and eliminating bacteria-causing gum infections, including cases of implant infection. It focuses on infected areas while preserving healthy surrounding tissue. This targeted approach reduces the need for invasive measures and promotes a more comfortable experience for patients.

Beyond eliminating bacteria, Laser LAPIP Therapy stimulates the regeneration of healthy gum tissue. By promoting the body's natural healing processes, the treatment encourages the growth of new, resilient gum tissue. This is particularly beneficial in cases of implant infection, where preserving and regenerating gum health around the implant is crucial for long-term success.

Taking Care of Gum Disease

Gum disease is a prevalent oral health issue that, when left untreated, can lead to serious consequences. It often starts with symptoms like bleeding gums, bad breath, and gum recession. Ignoring these signs can result in the progression of the disease, causing tooth loss and impacting overall health.

Laser LAPIP Therapy plays a crucial role in addressing gum disease promptly, offering a less invasive and more efficient alternative to conventional treatments.

Patient Experience

During a Laser LAPIP Therapy session, patients can expect a straightforward and minimally invasive procedure. The dentist will use the laser to precisely target the affected areas, addressing implant infections or gum disease. The process is relatively quick, and many patients experience minimal discomfort. Local anesthesia is often sufficient, and there's typically little to no downtime following the treatment.

Feedback from Patients

Patients who struggle with implant infections, suffer with the discomfort it causes and the affects to their daily life. After undergoing Laser LAPIP Therapy, patients notice a great improvement. The procedure is quick, and patients report the recovery being easy. We hear from patients that they appreciate the precision of the laser treatment, and the positive impact it makes on their oral health. In a recent study, 85% of patients with implant infections reported a noticeable reduction in discomfort after a single Laser LAPIP Therapy session.

Laser LAPIP Therapy in Beaverton

If you're dealing with gum disease or suspect an implant infection, take the first step towards a healthier smile. Schedule a consultation with our qualified dentists in Beaverton, such as Dr. Eshraghi and Dr. McAllister, to discuss the potential benefits of Laser LAPIP Therapy for your specific situation. Early intervention is key to preserving your oral health. Contact us at (971) 317-8414 today!
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