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Can Existing Dental Implants Be Restored?

man sitting at a desk holding his jaw in pain from a failing dental implant

Let’s say that you decided to get dental implants to replace your missing teeth. Everything is going well and looks good—until all of a sudden it doesn’t. Now what do you do when you need to restore your dental implant? The answer is it depends on what exactly needs restoring. Here’s a brief rundown of two different scenarios and what can happen next:

Chipped Dental Implant

Just like how your normal teeth can get chipped because of some dental accident, your dental implant can get chipped too. Specifically, it’s the crown on top of the implant, the part that actually looks like a tooth, that can be chipped. If this happens to you, we can simply create a new dental crown and swap it out for the chipped one. As long as the damage hasn’t gone down into the abutment and post part of the implant (the screw-like part that acts like the artificial tooth root), then the fix is as simple as this.

Failed Dental Implant

A failed dental implant is an entirely different situation, and not as common of an occurrence. Sometimes the procedure doesn’t succeed because the bone around the implant hasn’t grown or integrated with the implant properly. You can tell when this happens because the implant will move a little rather than being secured in place. If this happens, we can remove the dental implant and clean the area. Then, depending on the condition of your jawbone, we can discuss next steps for restoring your smile.

Dental Implants at Dental Solutions of Columbus

If you currently need help restoring your existing dental implant or you’re interested in getting a dental implant, call or email Dental Solutions of Columbus. We provide complete implant services from our oral surgery center and would be happy to help you. We take great care to provide thorough consultations and exams before going through with dental implant surgery to minimize the chance of any complications. Whatever your concerns may be, just let us know so we can give you the answers you need.

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