Implant Restorations

What are Implant Restorations?

In the rare case that an implant fails, restoration is required to get it to function properly. One of the most common implant restorations that we perform are repairs or replacement to the top crown of the appliance. The crown is the exposed tooth-like part of the implant and it is susceptible to trauma and force just like any other tooth. If there is a problem with the actual implant post, this may need to be removed and replaced.

Why would you need Implant Restorations?

You may need an implant restoration if your implant has failed or if you notice it’s become loose or painful. This may be a sign that there is a problem that needs to be addressed quickly. Minor restorations include repair or replacement of the crown of the implant, which is to be expected after years of the crown portion being in the mouth. We can determine if you need implant restoration when you come in for an appointment.

What makes you a good candidate for Implant Restorations?

If you’re noticing the implant feeling loose or if it’s causing you discomfort or pain, be sure to contact us right away. While the vast majority of implants successfully osseointegrate with the bone, some patients may find that their implants fail and need to be replaced. With the help of an exam and x-rays, we can determine the problem associated with your implant and the best way to treat it.

What can you expect with Implant Restorations?

If the actual implant is the problem, you will need to come in to have it removed. Most often, a bone graft is required in the area to restore bone structure and ensure proper osseointegration with a future implant. You’ll need to come back in to have a new implant placed after the bone graft has healed. For crowns on implants that have cracked, broken or fallen out, we can either repair the crown or replace it fully. We want you to have an implant that functions properly and looks beautiful.

If you think you need implant restorations, call our office today and we will help to answer any questions you have regarding this procedure.