Dental Implant Restorations
Dental implants are very similar in design to natural teeth. And like natural teeth, they can require restoration or repair. Injuries can damage implants, as can wear and tear. When you have an implant that needs to be fixed or replaced, come see the dental implant experts at Haven Dentistry. We offer dental implant restorations at our dental center in Richmond, TX.
Dental implants have an extremely high success rate – usually over 95% – and they can last the rest of a patient’s life. However, there are instances where an implant can fail or become loose, requiring repair or replacement. If the bone does not adhere to the titanium post, it may need additional treatments. Some options include adding a bone graft to the area or removing the implant completely and replacing it with another. The incidence of implant failure is very low, but it does not always mean an implant cannot be used. Our implant dentists can determine the best option for restoring a failed implant to obtain the desired result for our patient.
There are different components to dental implant restorations. These include the post that is inserted into the jaw bone, as well as the abutment connected to the top of the post and the dental restoration. Some implants are connected to denture support bars, others may be bonded to a dental crown for a single tooth restoration. If there is damage to any of these components, you may need an implant repair. We can replace abutments, implant bars, dental crowns and other damaged components on your implant restoration to make it functional and look like new.
It is important to continue coming in for dental checkups and exams when you have dental implants. This gives our dentists a chance to inspect your implants and check for any damage that may need repair. Since implants do not have nerve roots like teeth, they do not necessarily hurt when there is a problem. It is important to have your implants examined at least once a year to determine if you need dental implant restorations or repairs. Contact us at Haven Dentistry to schedule your next checkup or an appointment for an implant repair at our office in Richmond, TX.