Failed Implant

Problem With Your Dental Implant?

Dental implants have a success rate of 98% — but without proper care and collaboration with your dentist, there is a risk of complication or implant failure. Whether or not you received your original dental implant from TLC Escondido Dental, our team can answer your questions, help maintain your dental health, and provide expert care for implant complications in Escondido, CA.

Signs Of Implant Complications

We encourage you to maintain your regular 6-month check-ins with your dentist. This ensures any small developing implant complications can be caught and addressed as soon as possible. Between visits, call us if you notice any of the following symptoms of implant failure:

  • Severe discomfort and pain
  • Loose or shifting implant
  • Gum swelling and inflammation
  • Gum recession around the implant
  • Loose or broken implant crown
  • Difficulty chewing or speaking

What Causes A Failed Implant?

A problem with your implant could be caused by one or a combination of factors:

  • Gum disease
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Smoking and tobacco use
  • Insufficient jaw bone
  • Improper implant placement
  • Accidents

What Happens When An Implant Fails?

Depending on how early we catch the failed implant and the cause and severity of the failure, we’ll create a treatment plan to fit your needs and ensure long-term implant success. Generally, there are a few treatment options that can happen when an implant fails:

  • Stabilize the existing implant
  • Remove the failed implant, allow time to heal, and address the underlying issue
  • Remove and place a new implant immediately 

How To Maintain Your Dental Implants


For single implants or permanent All-on-4 implants:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day as normal
  • Always use a soft-bristle toothbrush and low-abrasive toothpaste
  • Floss daily with unwaxed tape or implant-specific floss
  • Visit your dentist twice a year or more as recommended

For removable overdentures:

  • Remove your denture daily and disinfect it with the recommended cleaning solution
  • Inspect o-rings, locator caps, and clips — contact your dentist if anything is worn or missing
  • Gently brush the underside of the denture with a denture brush and rinse with water
  • Visit your dentist twice a year or more as recommended

Who Is The Best Dentist In Escondido, CA To See For Tooth Implant Complications?

TLC Escondido Dental is equipped with the latest technology designed to provide stress-free and highly successful implant care. We use a very highly sophisticated X-Guide Navigation System that allows for fully-guided implant placement and treatment of failed implants. Drs. Reyes and Madrigal are committed to delivering the best care in Escondido, CA.


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