Dental Implant Restoration
Dentist Winston-Salem, NC
When dental implants fail and one ends up missing one or more teeth, they typically would benefit from a dental implant restoration. However, many end up avoiding the process altogether fearing that they will fail again, or that the process of restoration will take too long and be painful.
However Gibson & Bartholomew Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry always ensures that we safely provide implant repair and maintenance even when it means replacing the implants. Our dental implant restoration process is designed to alleviate all these fears and ensure the patient enjoys the benefits of a restored tooth.
Why Dental Implants Fail
Even though dental implants tend to have a high success rate and can stay in place for decades, there are rare occasions when they fail. The first step in understanding dental implant restoration, therefore, should be the understanding of why they fail. There are several potential reasons why dental implants might fail. The first would be poor osseointegration with the bone when the implant was originally placed.
Osseointegration refers to the process through which the implant integrates and combines with the bone. If the process does not complete naturally, then the implant will gradually become loose and lose its stability. Another possible reason for failure is infection and disease. If one develops gum disease, it is likely that this might lead to a deterioration of the bone density, leading to the implant becoming loose and coming off.
Dental implants can also fail as a result of accidents that interfere with the teeth or dental crowns, or accidents that interfere with the implanted root. If you notice that your dental implant might be failing, reach out to our dental office as soon as possible.
The Restoration of Damaged or Loose Implants
When you check in for implant repair and maintenance, we check the damage or issue at hand. An implant restoration helps return your damaged or loose implant to its usual form and function. Though each procedure is unique, we first start with an oral exam. Knowing the severity of the problem and the cause helps us see how best to address it. We may remove your worn-out implants and place implants supported with cement or screw.
Benefits of Dental Implants
First and foremost, dental implants last longer. They also protect the jawbone through bone stimulation. People who are missing teeth are concerned about the loss of jawbone density, which can occur when teeth are no longer supported by the jaw. Nothing beats the success rate of dental implants when it comes to tooth replacement. The metal post is permanently implanted and prevents bone degeneration through osseointegration with the jawbone.
Some people prefer dental implants to dentures because they restore a natural-looking tooth appearance. They also make it easier to chew. Due to a dental implant being permanently anchored to the jaw, it provides unrivaled stability when biting and chewing. This means that the patient can eat whatever they want without fear of the tooth coming loose or falling out of the socket.
Learn more about how long dental implants last, or if your implants have become loose or are failing, call Gibson & Bartholomew Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry at (336) 283-2593 and book an appointment to have them checked and a restoration procedure done.