For a dental implant to successfully replace a tooth, you must have an adequate amount of bone to support the metal post foundation. With peri-implantitis, you lose bone around a placed dental implant. This bone loss can happen very early after having the prosthetic tooth of the implant installed, or it can happen over the course of several years.
In many cases, you’re unaware the bone degradation is happening. That's why it’s essential to visit the dentist for professional cleanings and oral exams regularly.
Dr. Reznick can identify peri-implantitis before it becomes severe. Signs that he looks for include:
Dr. Reznick may also see a progressive loss of the supporting bone evident on X-rays, even if you feel no outward symptoms.
Implant surgery is usually immensely successful, but several factors can complicate your outcome and put you at risk of peri-implantitis. These include:
A defect with the implant can sometimes be to blame as well. A loose abutment screw or extra cement at the site can also cause peri-implantitis.
Dr. Reznick aims to stop bone loss around the implant and maintain its integrity. He cleans the area thoroughly to get rid of any infection and usually prescribes antibiotics to fight the infection. He may also apply special antibacterials to the implants.
You may also need surgery to correct the implant or provide a bone graft to strengthen the bone. The success of this corrective surgery depends on the extent of bone loss.
In some severe cases of peri-implantitis, Dr. Reznick may remove the existing implant and replace it with an entirely new one.
"I had no idea where to go but was referred to Dr. Susan Lee... Met with her and you can just tell that she's gonna be good, passionate, and detailed with her work."
"He and his staff are top notch professionals. You are in good hands here and I would recommend him to any friends and family."
" Dr. Lee just makes you feel comfortable. She explains everything in a way you can understand and is so comforting. I cannot recommend this practice enough."
"Dr. Jay Reznick is the dentist that has been performing a tooth implant for me. He is extremely qualified, upfront about procedures and makes you feel comfortable."
" If you must have oral surgery, I couldn't imagine a better surgeon than Dr. Reznick. If I need someone for oral surgery, I hope he's still there."
"All I can say is Dr. Reznick and his staff are amazing. I feel lucky to have found Dr. Reznick and his staff."
"My four wisdom teeth extraction went extremely well with Dr. Reznick. He is good in every which way..skill, courtesy...and... his immense knowledge and experience."
"Very smart and get's the job done, I truly love the man and the others. Thanks again, Dr. Reznick, you're the best."