What is Dental Implant Restoration?
Dental implants have an incredibly high success rate and often do not fail. However, in the rare case that an implant fails, restoration is required to replace either the crown on the top of the implant or the actual titanium post itself. We offer implant restoration that fits your needs and can enhance your smile with a secured implant device. Restoration is often needed when osseointegration fails, which is the process that involves the titanium post fusing with the jaw bone.
Why would you need Dental Implant Restoration?
Osseointegration refers to the process where the titanium implant post fuses with the jaw bone. If bone density problems are present, osseointegration may not occur and the implant will become loose. If you are finding that the implant itself is moving or feels out of place, it is important to be seen right away to prevent further bone-related problems. In more common cases, the implant’s crown can chip or crack, which can be repaired or replaced like any other dental crown.
What is a dental implant?
Dr. Arun Garg discusses what a dental implant is and the three main components that make them up.
What makes you a good candidate for Dental Implant Restoration?
If your implant is loose or feels insecure in the bone, you’ll need to have a dental implant restoration performed. The restoration is designed to remove the old implant and replace it with a new titanium post. In some cases, you’ll need a bone graft prior to the new implant being placed if bone mass in this area has become sparse. It is important to come in for an exam and consult if you feel there is a problem with your implant.
What happens during the procedure for Dental Implant Restoration?
First, we will examine the implant and checks for signs of a problem. If the crown of the implant is the issue, we can repair or replace it completely. If the actual titanium post is the problem, we will need to remove it. A bone graft may be necessary if the area does not have enough bone mass to place another implant. Once your body has healed from the bone graft, a new implant is placed similarly to your first one. We may use a type of retainer to keep the implant in place while it heals so that it fuses with the bone securely.
If you think you may need a dental implant restoration, call our office today and we can help discuss your options as well as get you in for a consultation.