Dental implant restoration is a crucial aspect of restorative dentistry, providing an effective solution for individuals who have dental implants in place. At Radiant Smiles in Arlington, VA, we understand the significance of maintaining the health and functionality of your dental implants, ensuring they continue to provide a sturdy and natural-looking replacement for missing teeth. We offer dental implant procedures and dental implant restoration to help our patients enjoy long-lasting, functional and radiant smiles.
Dental implants have multiple components that work together to provide an effective replacement for missing teeth. The “anchor” of implants is the titanium post that is embedded into the jawbone. There is also an abutment attached to the post that connects the tooth restoration, whether it is a crown, bridge or overdenture. Any of these components can be damaged and need repair or restoration.
The Importance of Dental Implant Restoration
Dental implants are a significant investment in your oral health and overall well-being. Restoring them is essential to ensure their long-term functionality and value. A well-maintained dental implant reduces the risk of complications such as infection, gum disease and misalignment, promoting overall oral health.
With the proper implant maintenance and needed repairs, your implants allow you to eat, speak and smile with confidence, just like you would with natural teeth. Common implant restoration and repair procedures include the following:
- Implant Crowns: Single dental implants have dental crowns attached to the abutment, which can be chipped, cracked or otherwise damaged. Individual crowns are used to restore single dental implants, providing a natural look and restoring function to a missing tooth.
- Implant-Supported Bridges: Bridges can replace multiple missing teeth by anchoring to two or more dental implants. They restore both function and aesthetics. If any of the crowns, pontics, abutments or implant posts are damaged, we can repair or restore the bridge.
- Loose Implants: Implants that become loose may need procedures to increase bone growth to secure the implant. Our dental team provides routine checkups to examine implants to check for any problems.
Dental implants have an extremely high success rate – over 95% – but like natural teeth, they can need repairs and maintenance. Regular exams and prompt repairs can reduce the risk of dental implant failure. If you have signs of damage to your dental implant, contact our team at Radiant Smiles. Call our office in Arlington, VA, to schedule a dental implant checkup or repair.