Unfortunately, implant removal is sometimes necessary. Dental implants can last for many years, decades and in many cases even a lifetime before problems arise with them. Dental implants are small devices made of titanium, a material that bonds with human bone. This makes implants the perfect tool for dental restorations because they are very strong and prevent jaw bone loss from occurring. Implants are more expensive than other dental restorations but the health benefits and ease with which they can be cared for makes them an ideal option for your future.
The good news is that implant removal is rarely necessary. Our implant dentist, Dr. Mark Padolsky, has been working with implants since 1981 and has only had to remove implants twice. If dental implant problems are caught early enough they often can be remedied and even failing dental implants can be treated. Normally if a problem occurs with a dental implant it occurs within the first 6 months. Not all implants are successful but modern dentistry has made the success rate increase so that it's now quite high.
Implant removal is necessary because many patients simply do not use correct oral hygiene. A dental implant is amazing but it is cared for like any other tooth whereas a bridge or partial denture must have extra care. Lack or oral hygiene can lead to an infection that will affect the bone around the implant and make removal necessary. Making regular visits to a dentist for check ups is important at all stages of your life. If you have had alot of dental work done, it's important for your dentist to regularly check it.
The best thing to do if you are interested in learning more about implant removal for a dental implant, feel free to schedule a dental implant consultation with our implant dentist. This helps estimate your particular situation and what is needed to help you restore your teeth and smile. After a personal treatment plan is made, you can then plan the dental implant financing of your reconstruction since you know what the dental implant cost will be. If you are interested in dental implants and would like to schedule a free dental implant consultation with Atlanta Implant Dentist, Dr. Mark Padolsky, call 404-874-7428 for your appointment.