Dental implants provide a restorative alternative to dentures that look and feel much more like their natural counterparts. They’re used to replace single teeth or rows of teeth and have an extremely high success rate. When properly cared for, dental implants can last for a long time. However, there are rare occasions when implant restorations are necessary to maintain a healthy, appealing smile.
The most common reason for implant restoration is that the implants have somehow come loose. Implants sometimes become loose over time naturally, and in some cases, they failed to fully integrate with the bone material. This is not something that you can expect to repair on your own, nor will it go away with intervention from a qualified dentist. Implant restoration is also performed when the restorative tooth itself has been damaged in some way. This can happen because of an accident, sports injury, or by biting down too hard. Those who grind their teeth in their sleep may inadvertently damage their implants as well, making restoration necessary.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our skilled staff at Athens Smiles for more information on dental implant restorations or any other aspect of dental health. We’re a full service dental practice that’s committed to providing each of our patients with their best possible smile.