Implant restoration is a process that uses special tools and design equipment to repair damaged or broken dental implants. Specifically, it uses materials like composite bonding to address chips, cracks, and other problems that affect your crowns, bridge, or implant-retained dentures.
Dental implants are made of two parts –– a small, screw-like post inserted into your jaw and a dental restoration (crown, bridge, or set of dentures). The implants replace your natural tooth roots, but the restorations are exposed to general wear-and-tear caused by daily activities like biting and chewing.
If you damage one (or multiple) implant restorations, contact the team at Dentistry of Kingwood right away. The providers on-staff can fix, repair, or replace your implant to ensure optimal oral health.
The team at Dentistry of Kingwood uses implant restoration to treat various issues, including:
You might also benefit from implant restoration if you have dental implants and develop gum disease, like gingivitis or periodontitis.
At Dentistry of Kingwood, implant restoration begins with a review of your dental health history, a discussion of your symptoms, and a comprehensive oral exam. Afterward, your provider orders oral X-rays to determine the extent of the damage and assess the health of your jaw.
Next, your provider detaches the restoration from your dental implants. If there’s only mild damage, like a chip or a crack, your provider uses composite resin or another material to restore it on-site.
If the damage is extensive, your provider takes impressions of your mouth. Then, they send your impressions to a dental lab that uses them to design and create a new custom prosthetic. When your crown, bridge, or new dentures are ready, you return to the office and try them on.
The easiest way to keep your dental implants in optimal condition is to practice good oral hygiene. The team at Dentistry of Kingwood recommends:
By following these guidelines, your dental implants can last a lifetime.
If you need dental implant restoration, make an appointment at Dentistry of Kingwood by calling the office today or clicking the online scheduling tool.