Restoration of dental implants available at our office
Dental implants are a popular and great way to replace missing teeth. However, like all dental prosthetics, they will eventually need to be restored. The good news is that restoring dental implants is usually much more straightforward than repairing other types of teeth. It is done after initial placement and as needed if restorations are damaged. Dr. Yvonne Caton-Hospedales and her team of professionals in McDonough, Georgia, can educate patients on ways to restore dental implants and when they need to be replaced.
How dental implants work
Dental implants are tooth root replacements made of titanium. These small posts are placed during an oral surgery procedure into the bone of the jaw. Once the implant has integrated into the bone, Dr. Caton-Hospedales can restore the implant’s abutment using a crown, bridge, or denture. This is the initial placement and restoration of the implant itself. However, with time, the restoration may need to be replaced, though dental implants are known for lasting a lifetime with proper care. This includes full mouth dental implants, mini dental implants, and single traditional implants.
Why do dental implants need restoration?
The most common reason for restoring dental implants is damage or wear. Over time, the implant can become damaged, which can cause it to loosen or fall out. Additionally, the surrounding teeth can also become damaged, putting pressure on the implant and causing it to fail.
In some cases, dental implants may also need to be restored due to infection. If the area around an implant becomes infected, it will need to be removed and replaced with a new one. The surrounding teeth may also need to be treated to prevent the infection from spreading.
Request an appointment with Dr. Yvonne Caton-Hospedales today!
Overall, dental implants are a very effective way to replace missing teeth. However, they will need to be initially restored with a crown, bridge, or denture and may need replacement later. If you have dental implants, visit Dr. Caton-Hospedales regularly to catch any problems early and avoid needing major restoration work. Her office is at 854 Hampton Road in McDonough, GA, and she can be reached for an appointment by calling (770) 727-3378.