Dental implants have a 98 percent success rate among patients, and rarely require removal or replacing. But in some cases, certain factors may interfere with long-term implant success and lead to failing dental implants in Charleston, SC, patients, the most common of which is a condition called peri-implantitis. Caused by poor oral hygiene, peri-implantitis damages the bone and gum tissues surrounding a dental implant and is characterized by symptoms like bleeding, inflammation and implant mobility. Without proper and timely care, peri-implantitis can lead to failing implants. Dr. Robert Carimi has extensive training in treating implants, and can help save your oral health, smile and tooth replacement investment. He uses advanced imaging technology and thorough clinical examination to assess implant health, identify the cause of and plan the ideal course of care.
We approach each case of failing dental implants in Charleston, SC, patients on a case-by-case basis, according to the number of implants affected and condition of implant sites. Improper implant placement may require surgical care to reposition or place a new implant. If an ill-fitting crown or denture restoration is the cause Dr. Carimi replaces the restoration with a new-custom made prosthetic. Peri-implantitis that leads to failing dental implants is treated by removing diseased tissue and debris surrounding or attached to the implant surface. Bone grafting and use of Plasma Rich Growth Factors may be used around failing implants to rebuild a solid bony foundation and encourage new tissue growth for improved implant support.