Follow Us:

3 Ways to Avoid Peri Implantitis and Dental Implant Failure

Have you successfully undergone a dental implant procedure? Here’s everything you need to know about peri-implantitis, how to avoid it, and the importance of good oral hygiene.

Are you missing one or more teeth? Dental implants offer patients a tooth replacement option that is natural-looking, durable, and long-lasting. While the success rate of this dental treatment is as high as 98%, some patients are at risk of developing peri-implantitis, which can lead to dental implant failure.

Some of the signs of this condition include:

  • Pain and discomfort around the dental implant.
  • Bad breath and taste in your mouth.
  • Bleeding gum line
  • Loose implant
  • Swollen lymph nodes

High Quality and Affordable Dental Implants in Calgary

Whether you require dental implants for missing teeth, or you have a dental emergency, our team is dedicated to providing our patients with holistic dental services. We use only the safest, most biocompatible materials available, and are proud to be a mercury free and mercury safe clinic.

Want to know more?


What is Peri-Implantitis?

Peri-implantitis is an oral disease that causes chronic inflammation of the gum and bone structure around a dental implant. If the gum is loose around the implant, harmful bacteria can grow beneath it, causing bone loss and eventual dental implant failure.

Some of the factors that increase patients’ risk of developing peri-implantitis include:

  • Smoking
  • Gum disease
  • Diabetes
  • Poor dental hygiene

Remember: Peri-implantitis is a very serious infection, similar to periodontal disease. If left untreated, it can have undesirable consequences such as pain, loss of bone, and in most cases, it will cause your dental implant to fail.

That’s why it’s crucial to treat it quickly by visiting your local dental clinic as soon as possible.

3 Ways to Avoid Peri-Implantitis and Dental Implant Failure

If you have just had a dental implant procedure and you’re worried about peri-implantitis, the good news is that this condition is one hundred percent preventable!

Dental implants, especially just after surgery, are at major risk of becoming infected below the gum line, so it’s important to:

1. Maintain Good Oral Hygiene

One of the most important things you can do after receiving a dental implant is staying committed to your oral hygiene. Keeping your implant clean with proper brushing and flossing will not only keep them looking as good as new, but it will also create a healthy environment to prevent failure.

Remember: Good dental hygiene will minimize the development of plaque and bacterial, therefore reducing your risk of gum disease, which can cause your implant to fall out.

2. Quit Smoking

If you’re a smoker and you’re thinking about getting dental implants, then now is the time to kick the habit. Smoking is not only damaging to your overall health, but it will also hinder the success of your implant treatment because it:

  • Leads to bone loss
  • Restricts healthy blood flow
  • Prevents the implant from fully integrating to the bone
  • Increases your risk of developing a gum infection

In addition, smoking can delay what would otherwise be a speedy and simple recovery from a dental implant procedure, which is why dentists recommend cessation before and after your treatment.

3. Treat Your Bruxism

Although bruxism (teeth grinding) is quite common and may seem harmless, it can cause major damage to your dental implants. This is because teeth that are constantly being grinded will cause an overactivity of the chewing muscles, preventing the implant and bone from bonding, which is essential for implant stability.


Call Today

To find out more about how our holistic dentists help you maintain your general and oral health to ensure the success of your dental implant procedure, contact our Calgary clinic today at 403-245-099 or book an appointment.



Questions? Comments? Call us today at 1-403-245-9099 or fill out the form below:

Have Questions? Call Us Today At

Call Us

Request An Appointment
TopGeneral DentistryCosmetic DentistryEmergencyCall Us
TopGeneral DentistryCosmetic DentistryEmergencyCall Us