When a patient experiences issues with a dental implant, they often think they need to get a completely new dental implant. As a result, patients often avoid having their dental implants fixed for fear of undergoing the same lengthy placement process they experienced when first getting an implant.
This, however, is not true. If your dental implant has seen better days, our dentists at ONE Dental can simply restore it to make it like new with no need for any additional surgical procedures or recovery time.
What Is Implant Restoration?
Implant restoration is the process of restoring a dental implant that has been damaged. Implant restorations usually involve manufacturing a new crown to completely replace the existing one or removing the existing crown and reattaching it.
How Long Do Dental Implants Usually Last?
Technically speaking, dental implants (referring to the implanted anchor portion) are designed to last patients a lifetime. That being said, it is possible for an implant’s anchor to be damaged and come loose in extreme cases of periodontal disease that lead to the deterioration of the jawbone around the dental implant. These cases, however, are quite rare, and our dentists would begin working with you to resolve early signs of periodontal disease long before this type of damage could occur.
The dental crown portion of a dental implant can last up to 15 years with proper care.
To extend the life of your dental crown, we recommend avoiding chewing on hard objects or foods. Additionally, we recommend that you take steps to resolve any conditions you might have that put additional wear and tear on your teeth, such as the clenching and grinding associated with sleep bruxism and temporomandibular joint disorder.
Signs Your Dental Implant Needs a Restoration
Signs your dental implant could use a restoration include: