Dental implants have become one of the best ways to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Most dental implants are made from titanium, which is a biocompatible material. This means that the body won’t fight the implant as if it is a foreign item. In most instances, a dental implant is installed into the jawbone, where it can fuse and successfully replace the missing root of the tooth. Once healed, a crown or other dental appliance can be attached.
Dental implants are generally very successful and only in rare cases will an issue, or problem will arise. In many cases, the crown will detach from the implant or the post that sticks out of the gum can get bent which does not allow the implant to work properly. Gentle Family Dentistry is well versed in the restoration of dental implants to make sure they are functioning as they should.
Mini implants have also been used more frequently to attach to bridges, partial dentures, and full dentures. This gives the wearer a more stable feeling and also brings on a larger sense of self-confidence. The majority of dental appliances can be adapted to fit onto dental implants, but your dentist can make further recommendations that could improve your smile even more!
Dental implant restorations should be performed as soon as an issue develops. Waiting longer can lead to even more issues. For example, if a crown detaches from the implant and you wait to get it reattached, the other teeth in the mouth can begin to spread and make it extremely difficult to get the crown back in position.