While dental implants are designed to last a lifetime, different factors can sometimes cause them to break. This happens very rarely, but symptoms can appear months or even years later. They can be caused by:

  • Biting too intensely
  • Injury
  • Improper care and maintenance
  • Gum disease
  • Smoking

Symptoms can include pain, redness and swelling around the implant, a bad smell, or shifting movement in your oral appliance. Call us immediately if this is the case for you. Once she has examined your dental implant to see if it has broken, Dr. Naval will gently remove it and clean the affected area. Once you are ready, Dr. Naval will embed a new titanium implant post into your jawbone before placing a dental crown over it.

If you are experiencing any pain or discomfort in your dental implant, come visit our periodontist at Francie Naval, DDS to see whether you may need a dental implant repair. Dr. Francie Naval will be happy to treat you.

Call 805-563-4404 today if you need to repair your dental implant in Santa Barbara, California.