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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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Tooth Socket Grafting Beaverton OR

The surface area in which a tooth is rooted is called the socket.

In case of an accident or extremely advanced periodontal disorder, the teeth and bones are badly weakened, and this vital region may need repair.

In preserving alveolar bone proportions and ridge contour, socket bone grafting (also called socket protection) may be helpful.

For dental implant positioning or ridge protection under a prosthesis, socket grafting may be carried out. For patients who need the procedure, it certainly is worth considering that it can help reduce chronic pain.

Here at Periodontal Associates in Beaverton, we are experts in tooth socket grafts to help restore both your smile and your confidence.

Is Tooth Socket Grafting Necessary?

Socket grafting is not always necessary, nor the first step to take in all situations.

We normally suggest it to our patients if they have other procedures or treatments that would benefit further from grafting.

The outcomes of restorative solutions such as dental implants and bridges may be strengthened by socket preservation bone grafting. It can further provide benefits for patients with partial or full dentures.

Socket grafting can even be useful for people who, for whatever reason, would prefer not to fix their missing or damaged tooth.

what is a tooth socket graft?

A socket defense graft is essentially the dental version of a bone graft. This kind of graft is used to reproduce, repair, or regenerate strong bones.

For the best outcome, it must be inserted at the time of extraction. For those patients who choose not to restore their teeth, socket grafts are still recommended.

Bone loss and gum line regression will reveal roots in adjacent teeth at the site of extraction. These exposed areas can be particularly sensitive to temperature, disease, and further injury.

A preservative socket graft retains more bones at the replacement site to protect adjacent teeth from further bone and tissue loss.

benefits of tooth socket graft

There are several benefits of a tooth socket graft, such as preventing bone deterioration after an extraction. It also improves success rates with future replacement options, such as dental implants and dental bridges.

Procedure to get a Tooth Socket Graft

Tooth socket grafting can be termed as either a major or a minor surgical operation, depending on severity.

The procedure starts with the removal of any partial teeth or any tooth fragments that may linger in the mouth. Otherwise, if the tooth is already removed fully, then the surrounding areas need to be cleaned and prepared properly to empty the socket for grafting.

To fill the cavity and build up a firm foundation for reconstruction, the chosen grafting material will then be placed into that socket. A variety of bone grafting materials are available, and we can help you select the most appropriate material.

In general, the grafted bone will take some time to heal before it can integrate fully with the existing natural bone. It is vitally important before further restoration can proceed, to wait until this healing process is fully completed.

Once the new bone is secure and healthy, implants and bridges can re-establish full oral function.

In cases of serious tooth loss, our experts at Periodontal Associates are always willing to discuss several different strategies for your successful recovery. Feel free to contact us in Beaverton at (971) 317-8414 for more information or to schedule a visit.

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