You’ve had a long oral health journey already. You’ve faced tooth loss, restoration your teeth with dental implants, and now you have another problem: your current dental implants are concerning you. If you’ve been noticing a few problems with your dental implant, you might need to have it restored from your local implant dentist. Learn more about implant restoration in this week’s blog post.
Why You Might Need to Restore Your Dental Implants
There are several reasons why you may need to restore your dental implants, one of them being that you may be experiencing late-term implant failure. The but common causes are due to infection or bone loss over the years.
Have you ever heard of peri-implantitis? It is an infection that develops around the implant and in the gum tissue that surrounds your implant. Most often, this is the result of poor oral hygiene. Over time, it can lead to bone loss, causing you to experience an uncomfortable, loose implant.
In other cases, your actual dental prosthetic that’s attached to your dental implant post could become damaged. This affects the aesthetics of your smile and can even be painful. Thankfully, your dentist can help with either situation.
Get Help from Your Local Implant Dentist
If you are suffering from a damaged implant or surrounding affected areas, you need immediate assistance from your local dentist.
First, your dentist must check the implant to find the cause of the problem for a solution that caters to your specific dental problem. In some cases, restoring the prosthetic is as simple as a thorough cleaning where the infection is present. The damaged tissue will be removed from around the implant post and the area will be thoroughly disinfected.
In the case that your actual implant post isn’t damaged, but instead the dental prosthetic like your dental crown or attached denture, your dentist can craft a new one for you. This most often is the result of trauma to the mouth or daily wear and tear from chewing over the years. Your dentist will simply follow the steps that it takes to normally craft a customized dental restoration to fit and match among your natural teeth.
Work with Your Dentist to Prevent Problems with Your Dental Implants
To ensure your dental implant continues to function effectively and last over the upcoming years, it is important to maintain your dental hygiene. This takes work at home and in our office. In addition to brushing and flossing, clean around the implants carefully and use an antibacterial mouth rinse. Also, be sure to schedule and attend your preventive care appointments!
Nothing is more frustrating or disappointing than having a dental implant failure. After all, when you first got your implants, you thought that they would solve all your oral health problems, right? Keep them strong and durable over the years with our help!
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Here at Polished General Dentistry, we’re here for you throughout every step of your oral health journey. This means when you need to restore your dental work or create new restorations. Call us today to schedule your next visit!