All parts of a dental implant are designed to last a long time. Dental implants can, however, become damaged and in need of restoration.
At Aurora Hills Dental, we are fully equipped with various implant restoration services designed to help you keep your dental implant looking and feeling like new for the rest of your life.
What Are Implant Restorations?
The two most common issues that can occur with dental implants are having the crown become loose or having the crown become damaged. Either issue requires an easy fix at our dental office.
If your crown becomes loose but is still in good condition, Dr. Zalesky simply removes the crown, cleans it, cleans your implant’s abutment, and then reaffixes it using dental cement.
If your crown is damaged, we can manufacture you a new one, remove the existing damaged crown, and replace it with a new crown.
Signs You Need an Implant Restoration
Schedule a dental implant restoration appointment if your dental implant’s crown feels loose, falls off, or if your crown is chipped, cracked, or broken.
Do Dental Implant Restorations Hurt?
Patients often worry that having their dental implant restored could be a painful experience. Unlike having dental implants placed, restorations do not require surgery or any invasive treatment techniques. They usually only involve working on the dental crown which is located completely above the gum line and not attached to any sensitive nerves in the mouth.
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
The actual implant/anchor portion of a dental implant should last a lifetime. The crown of a dental implant, however, is about as strong as your natural teeth. While crowns are long-lasting, they can crack, break, stain, loosen, or become otherwise damaged – especially from extra wear and tear.
How To Make Your Dental Crown Last Longer
To ensure the gum tissue around your dental implant stays healthy and your crown is well-cared for, the most important thing you can do is to continue practicing good oral hygiene. Brush and floss regularly, and even consider using a water flosser to help prevent bacterial growth around your implant.
Additionally, avoid chewing on especially hard objects or foods to preserve the integrity of your dental crown. You can also avoid foods and drinks that can stain a dental crown such as coffee, wine, tea, and chocolate.
Dental Implant Restoration in Aurora
At Aurora Hills Dental, we’re pleased to provide our patients with complete care for their dental implants, placements, and upkeep. If you need an implant restoration, we welcome you to contact our office to schedule an appointment today.