Dental implants are a highly successful option in restorative dentistry, with success rates up to 99%. While dental implants are made to last a lifetime, it is possible that they may need restoration or repair. SmileBuilders, Inc. is a high-tech dental practice in Canton, Byram, and Lucedale, MS, that offers advanced options in implant dentistry, including dental implant restoration.
Dental implants include the titanium post which is inserted into the jawbone and the devices attached to the top of the post. Single-tooth dental implants have an abutment and dental crown attached to the post, which may also be used in secured dental bridges. Dental implants used to secure dentures have a retaining fixture that attaches to a corresponding feature on the dentures. When any of the parts attached to the dental implant are damaged or the post is loose, a dental implant repair may be required.
Repairing or Restoring Damaged Dental Implants
If the crown on your dental implant cracks or your dental implant is loose, come see us at SmileBuilders, Inc. Dr. Preston Cobbins can examine your dental implant and determine the best repair or restoration option. If the post is still secure, repairs to the attached fixtures can be performed. We can replace dental crowns or the abutment if they are damaged, as well as connecting fixtures.
If a dental implant post is loose, you may need a dental implant restoration. Posts that are loose usually did not properly fuse to the jawbone. In most cases, the post will need to be removed and a new post inserted. We will first need to determine if there is enough bone density or whether a bone graft will be needed to restore the dental implant.
If you have a broken or loose dental implant, contact us at SmileBuilders, Inc. to schedule your dental implant exam. We have an experienced implant dentist who can repair or restore most damaged dental implants.