Restoring Your Dental Implants
posted: Dec. 30, 2020.
Learn more about implant restorations and what to do if they become damaged.
Dental implants are an excellent way of replacing missing or broken teeth. With proper care, they can last a lifetime. Of course, in order to keep your dental implants in good condition, you should follow proper oral care. Even with good oral hygiene, your dental implants may require restoration. If you live in the Hooksett area and require implant restorations, Dr. Fredrick Vega and Dr. Daniel Vasquez at Amazing Smiles Family Dental Centers can help. Keep reading to learn more about dental implant restorations.
Dental implants are comprised of two major parts, the titanium post, and the crown, denture, or bridge. The titanium post is inserted into your jawbone while the crown, denture, or bridge sits on top of the post.
Sometimes the restoration prosthetic ends up broken, chipped, or loose. When the crown, denture, or bridge is damaged, the dental lab can easily manufacture a replacement.
If the titanium post is damaged, it's usually because of bone loss. This bone loss causes the implant to lose its stability. When this occurs, our dental team may determine that you need a bone graft. In other words, we will need to perform a minor surgical procedure that involves rebuilding the jawbone so that it’s strong and dense enough to support a dental implant. In some cases, we may also decide to replace the entire dental implant.
While it’s difficult to damage a dental implant, at some point the crown that’s attached to the top of the implant may need to be replaced. Luckily, our Hooksett, NH, dentists can easily replace your implant restoration. Here are the two most common issues we see when it comes to a dental implant crown,
The Crown Fell Off
If you were eating something that was a little too hard or you sustained an injury to the face, your implant crown may have fallen off or come loose. As long as the crown is fully intact, we can simply cement the crown back into place over the implant.
The Crown Cracked
Sometimes certain foods we eat or excessive wear and tear on our teeth can lead to splintering, cracking, or fracturing of an implant crown. It is important that you see your dentist right away to have this issue fixed. While minor chips or cracks may be fixable, if there is extensive damage to the crown then we will need to replace it with a new crown right away.
If you are interested in learning more about implant restorations or you want to find out if you are an ideal candidate for implants, call the Belmont and Hooksett, NH, the dental team at Amazing Smiles Family Dental Centers today at (603) 524-2224 or (603) 485-7600 to schedule a consultation.