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Peri-Implantitis: When Good Implants Go Bad

Dental implants

Peri-Implantitis: When Good Implants Go Bad

Dental implants are an excellent and long-term way to replace missing teeth. They are cost-effective, comfortable and attractive. But even the best dental implatns can get into trouble if a patient has a history of periodontal disease, which may have led to tooth loss in the first place.

Thankfully, today there is the LAPIP protocol. LAPIP is similar to the incredible LANAP protocol, the laser gum surgery procedure that Progressive Implantology & Periodontics has offered for more than 10 years. By changing the power and setting on these special lasers, we are able to treat infection and bone loss around dental implants. This helps make the tissue around infected implants healthy and, in some cases, can even help to regrow bone.

Even though there are so many positives about dental implants, it is important to remember that sometimes they need special attention. This is one reason why when choosing a dental implant surgeon that you choose a specialist that has the appropriate technology and expertise to treat implants that may need a little extra TLC.

The periodontists at Progressive Implantology & Periodontics are all trained to performed LAPIP. If you have any concerns regarding your dental implant, call us today to schedule a complimentary consultation

June 26, 2015