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Lose A Loose Implant

If you have dental implants in San Ramon, CA, it is important to take certain precautions to care for them and to ensure that they last for years to come. Even if you are careful though, things can still happen and your implant can become loose overtime.

If your dental implant becomes loose, it is important to schedule an appointment as soon as possible, don't wait and hope that it will tighten on its' own. Delaying the treatment can cause the surrounding bone to be damaged and can also result in bone loss. If your implant has become loose, it is required that it be taken out. Once taken out, the area should be properly cleaned, and then a bone graft will be placed to allow the site to heal. Once the area is healed, your San Ramon dentist can install another implant.

Many people fear that if one implant procedure is a failure, that by having the implant removed and another one placed, the 2nd implant will be a failure as well. This, however, is not true; one implant failure does not increase the risk for additional implant failure.

The loosening of a dental implant can be caused by many different things. Failure in binding of bone tissue directly to the implant can cause a loose implant. This happens in rare cases when a layer of soft tissue forms between the implant and the bone, which in turn can cause mobility.

Typically after having a dental implant removed, it takes up to four months to completely heal. Once healed, other dental implants can be installed. If you're ready for your dental implants in San Ramon, CA, Call (925) 804-6440 and schedule an appointment today!