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Feb
28

Implant Restoration

Posted in Dental Implants

As with any dental restoration, there is always a possibility of a problem or failure down the road. Dental implants are no exception, and while rare, they may also require times where additional care is given to restore areas such as a crown or abutment that has come out or fractured.

Most dentists are able to restore dental implants, as it is a very simple process. Because the more advanced stage of implant care has already been completed and the titanium root is still in place, typical implant restoration usually involves the placement of a new crown or finding a properly fitting abutment for areas that may have broken or failed.

Each type of dental implant uses a unique form of abutment and screw, which is what supports the crown. Finding the properly fitting screw and abutment is typically the key factor when repairing a broken implant. Once the right size and model of restoration is needed, a new crown can be made for your implant the same way that it would be made for another tooth. An impression of the restored abutment is taken and sent to a dental laboratory, which matches the crown shape and color to fit properly in line with your other teeth. About 2 weeks later your permanent crown will be ready for delivery and permanently affixed to your implant abutment.

Implant specialists as well as general dentists can support patients who have had a failed implant or problem with the fit of the crown. As long as the bone structure and support of the titanium post is still within a healthy range, restoring the rest of the implant is typically not a problem at all.

Posted on the behalf of Pure Dental Health

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