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Or is the problem a loose abutment or crown?
1. The abutment is what connects to the implant screw and this is a common problem. This can be a problem. If the crown is screw on or if a hole is purposely placed in crown and then sealed over then it is easy to access. The abutment has to be removed and the implant surface disinfected along with the abutment and crown. Then can be re seated. The issue is what caused the problem and will it happen again?
2. Sometimes it is if you are lucky just a matter of a loose crown to be removed and recemented or screwed back into the abutment.
Here ares some of the ways we treat failing dental implants:
Implants can and do fail; sometimes the implant can be treated and the implant and crown salvaged. This involves disinfecting the implant reshaping the implant threads and regenerating bone when needed. Call our office to learn more.
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