Dental Implant Maintenance

Implant success at Bath Spa Dentistry is more than 98%.

If an implant fails it may be replaced, but will need to advise you on your particular situation.

Peri-implantitis is a condition that dental implants can develop. This is when the bone or mucosa around the implant becomes inflamed and sometimes the implant is lost as a result. Peri-implantitis is usually the result of failure to follow the recommended maintenance regimes, which every patient undergoing implant treatment is advised.

Some other problems with dental implants are nerve and sinus damage, which can be avoided by careful planning.

Smokers are more susceptible to these risks. We advise smokers to give up smoking before their dental implant treatment. We will be able to give advice on smoking cessation.

Dental Implant Maintenance

Just as you clean your teeth to maintain them so the same care must be expected of dental implants.  By cleaning dental implants through brushing and flossing  you can reduce the risks of problems occurring.

Failure is uncommon but long-term maintenance is essential to ensure your investment remains healthy and part of your new mouth.

Regular sessions with your Dentist and/or dental Hygienist will ensure that you are maintaining the implants, crowns and bridges in the healthiest possible way to ensure long-term success.

We will advise you of the most effective maintenance both before and after implant treatment.

Risks and Complications

Fortunately the risks associated with dental implants are very rare and you are very unlilkely to experience dental implant problems, but with any procedure there are risks and complications. One possible complication is implant failure; this is when the dental implant does not integrate into the bone. This is sometimes caused by ‘overloading’ implants – when there are not enough implants to support the pressure of the new bite.

The success rates for dental implants at Bath Spa Dentistry are over 98% and we offer a 5 year guarantee on implants placed, if an annual checkup appointment is taken. Please ask for more details.