Signs You Need Dental Implant Restoration

As a dental implant patient, you know how important the health and upkeep of your teeth is. If you’re feeling some discomfort of noticing any of the following signs, you may be a candidate for restoration. Take a look at the signs you need this treatment below!

1. Discomfort or Pain

One of the most immediate signs that your dental implant needs restoration is discomfort or pain in the area of the implant. Per Healthline, while some discomfort is normal immediately after the procedure, persistent pain long after healing could indicate an issue such as infection or implant failure. This could be due to a variety of things, including improper cleaning, infection, nerve damage, and a variety of other issues. While this is not common, you should always reach out for an appointment if you experience ongoing pain around your implant.

2. Loose Implants 

Dental implants should always stay stable and secure. If your implant or the attached crown, bridge, or denture feels loose, restoration is needed. A loose implant can result from bone loss around the implant site, improper placement, or damage to the implant post. Timely intervention can prevent further complications and restore stability.

3. Difficulty Chewing or Speaking

If you notice new difficulties in chewing or speaking that weren’t present after your initial implant procedure, this could indicate a problem. Changes in your bite or teeth alignment can affect your ability to eat and speak comfortably. According to the FDA, implant failure can even result in the need for another surgical procedure. Restoring the implant can address smaller issues before they escalate.

4. Visible Damage or Wear

Over time, the crowns, bridges, or dentures attached to your implants may show signs of wear or damage. While you might not think visible damage is important, it can be a signifier of a larger issue. Cracks, chips, or wear on these prosthetics can compromise both the function and appearance of your dental work. If you notice any visible damage to your dental implants, it’s important to schedule a restoration consultation to prevent further deterioration and restore your appearance.

What Does Restoration Entail?

Candidates for dental implant restoration are those who already have dental implants but are experiencing issues such as damage, discomfort, or instability. The restoration process begins with a thorough examination and imaging to assess the condition of the implants and surrounding bone. Anesthesia or sedation is used to ensure comfort during any necessary surgical procedures. If you’re new to our practice, please fill out our forms completely in case of any allergies. If the implant post is damaged, it may need to be removed and replaced. Once this process is complete, new crowns, bridges, or dentures are custom-made and attached to the implants, restoring full function and appearance.

Addressing the above issues with a reputable dentist can help ensure that your dental implants continue to provide the stability, function, and aesthetics you rely on. If you suspect that your dental implants need restoration, contact us at Tawzer Dental to schedule a consultation. Take the first step toward restoring your confident smile.

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