What are Implant Restorations?
While dental implants have an incredibly high success rate, and can last for decades with proper care, there may come a time when an implant needs to be repaired or replaced. In this case, an implant restoration can help in providing the care that you need, and the smile that you deserve. We offer both repair and replacement of implants that have become loose, or are experiencing other problems. Restorations are done in-office conveniently and comfortably for you.
Why are Implant Restorations needed?
In some cases, a dental implant may fail or develop problems over time. Patients with older implants may find that technology has changed over time, and that what worked years ago isn’t necessarily the best for their smile. Your implant may feel loose or it might have cracked or broken below the surface. With the help of an exam, as well as x-rays, we can determine if your implant is experiencing problems and needs restoration.
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What makes you a good candidate for Implant Restorations?
For implant patients experiencing problems with their implant posts, restoration is the best option. Leaving the problem and ignoring it could cause problems with bone loss, infection, and severe pain. For this reason, having restoration work done on the implant is important to ensure it functions properly. We will take x-rays of the implant to see if there is a problem, and determine how to go about repairing, or even replacing, the older implant.
What happens during Implant Restorations?
You will first come in for an exam. We will take x-rays of the implants you have to ensure they look healthy and are not showing any signs of problems. If your implant is loose, or if it’s broken or cracked, it may need to be repaired or replaced. Implant repair is relatively easy, but involves fixing some part of the post that has cracked or broken. In other instances, the implant may need to be replaced entirely. This procedure involves removing the older implant and placing a new one. Bone grafting may be necessary so that the implant has enough structure to bond with over time.
If you think you may need repairs done on an older dental implant, call our office and we can help schedule an appointment for you.