Dental implants are not a new restorative dental treatment. They have been in use for a number of years to replace missing teeth. However, the technology involved in the placement of dental implants has improved over the years. Implants that were done early on may not be of the same quality as are available today. Even some implants done recently may have had inferior installations or poor choices of crown material. In these cases, a dental implant restoration may be recommended.
Dental technology has advanced so much that people generally can't differentiate between your natural teeth and a new implant. This isn't always the case with inferior or older dental implants. The color, shape or placement of the implant may cause it to stand out. This may be a simple case of improving the aesthetics of your smile or it may be an important factor in your overall dental health. In either case, your inferior dental implant is a likely candidate for restoration.
Dental implant restoration may mean simply replacing the tooth-shaped cap to one with a more accurate shape and/or color. In some cases, bone graphs and a buildup of gum tissue may be required to properly restore the dental implant.
Under normal circumstances implants hold up very well. Rarely one will have some breakage or some other problem. If you notice something wrong, that may require implant repairs or restoration, do not hesitate to contact Moores Chapel Dentistry today to make an appointment to be seen for an assessment. Dr. Peng will examine your implant and let you know what the next step should be. Do not attempt to repair an implant on your own. If there is a problem with your implant, it needs to be handled by a professional.