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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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Your Beaverton & Tualatin Periodontist
Beaverton & Tualatin, OR


Dental tools from Periodontal Associates, in Beaverton and Tualatin, ORAre you looking for a reliable periodontist in Beaverton and Tualatin? Look no further than Periodontal Associates, where you can get treatment from our experienced periodontists, Dr. Eshraghi and Dr. McAllister. Whether you need to get dental implants or gum disease has led you to experience bone loss, we have the treatment options you need to get your healthy smile back and optimize your oral health.

Here’s an overview of our services:

Dental Implants


If you’re dealing with tooth loss, you can visit us for dental implants. Dr. Eshraghi will develop an individualized treatment plan that addresses your distinct needs. We will put a small metal implant into your bone socket so that it can fuse with the jawbone. Then, we will put the abutment on top. Lastly, we will take your teeth impressions to create a model of your bite to make your new tooth and attach this tooth, known as a crown, to the abutment. Dental implants are highly successful and long-lasting. They improve your bite, comfort, eating, and oral health.

Gum Disease Treatment


Gum disease can result from poor oral hygiene, infection, or an accident. It causes your gums to swell, redden, and eventually bleed. At an early stage, gum disease is called gingivitis. You can control it with oral or topical antibiotics and by improving your oral health. We can also professionally clean your teeth and gums to remove hardened plaque and tartar. We will use root planing and scaling to remove the buildup around and underneath your gum line.

However, if your disease has progressed and developed into periodontitis, you will need more extensive treatment, including gum surgery, restorative surgery, and possibly tooth extraction.

Periodontitis causes the infection to spread to the surrounding teeth and bone structure, leading to decay.

Gum Surgery


If you have severe gum disease, we will discuss multiple treatment options, including gum surgery. You might require pocket reduction, in which we will fold back your gums and remove bacteria. We might use regeneration to fold back the gums, remove bacteria, and then insert tissue-stimulating proteins, bone grafts, and membranes to encourage gum tissue regeneration.

Alternatively, you might require a soft tissue graft to replace your decayed gum tissue.

Treatment for Bone Loss


You need sufficient bone in your mouth for functional and aesthetic reasons. If gum disease or an accident results in eventual bone loss due to teeth or gum tissue loss, you might need treatment to counter that. We offer gum and regenerative bone grafting, which involves rebuilding the gum tissue and bone around and between your teeth.

Dr. Eshraghi and Dr. McAllister are well-versed in performing this procedure. First, we assess your bone quality and quantity through a CAT scan or x-ray. Then, we remove a small amount of bone from another body part, such as your hip or jaw, to replace the missing bone in your mouth. Once the procedure is complete, you should have enough bone mass to support a dental implant.

If you require any of these treatments or need to consult with a periodontist in Beaverton and Tualatin, get in touch with us at (971) 317-8414. We will schedule your consultation right away.
Periodontal Associates in Beaverton, OR

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