What to Do If Implant Feels Loose?
To begin with, don’t touch it or shift it in any manner ( even though you may feel an urge to do so). And for the time being, don’t brush it or chew around the region. Next, schedule an emergency consultation with a skilled implant professional.
Don’t try to treat a loose implant on your own. Certainly not recommended! You aren’t a qualified dentist, right? But don’t leave it untreated or unattended either because the problem will not vanish into thin air. On the contrary, it may get worse and prove rather costly for you in terms of your health and well-being. A loose implant—if left untreated—may bring severe infection that could soon cover your mouth, jaw, face, and neck. So, see an experienced dentist ASAP. Get a qualified opinion for your loose implant, so you can get the help you need and start enjoying your smile again.
If possible, try to visit your dentist within 48 hours or so. If an implant needs to be replaced, they will gently take it out and clean and disinfect the region thoroughly. If the bone is unbroken around the area of the removed implant, there won’t be requirements whatsoever for any bone graft. However, if there is any sort of bone loss, a bone graft may be needed to improve the area for substituting the implant.