Peri-Implantitis: The Leading Cause of Failing Dental Implants
Dental implants are intended to be a long-term answer to replacing missing teeth. Like natural teeth, implants rely on the health of surrounding bone and gum tissue for support. Infection of these tissues, known as peri-implantitis, is the biggest threat to your tooth replacement and the leading cause of failing dental implants. Several factors may contribute to peri-implantitis, and ultimately failing dental implants if the condition remains untreated. These include smoking, poor oral hygiene, misaligned bite, excess dental cement and diabetes, among others.