Dental Implant Restorations
Drs. Steven and Randy are pleased to partner with skilled oral surgeons in the area to provide high-quality dental implants. Once you have received your dental implant post and you are ready for the restoration, visit Elite Dental for a custom dental crown to complete your implant. You are welcome to call 801-763-7737 today to schedule your appointment and to learn more about dental implants in American Fork, Utah.
Our dental procedures are designed to keep your mouth in great shape, regardless of the current state of your oral health. Although dental implants are durable and last a long time, they may still need restoration at some point. Our dental implant restoration service will repair your implant quickly, so you can get back to your busy life with a confident smile.
When it comes to the restoration procedure, what we have to do depends on which portion of your implant needs to be repaired. If you have a cracked dental crown, we can replace that piece and avoid having to surgically address the titanium post that attaches your implant to your jawbone. If your crown falls off and you find it, you should bring it in with you and we will determine if reattaching it is possible. We can also create a new one if it is not fixable.
If the implant (titanium post) fails, this is a much more in depth process. First, we need to remove it. This may require surgery. A bone graft may also be necessary depending on the condition of your jawbone, which we will assess during your visit. You cannot have a functioning crown or false tooth if your implant is loose. If this piece needs to be removed, you will need time to recover and heal before we can begin the procedure. We will discuss the various options you have in detail if this happens.
What If I Need Dental Surgery?
If you need surgery to remove your implants, we start by cleaning the area and grafting your jawbone. This surgical procedure is done while you are under anesthesia. You will not feel any pain during the process. Any discomfort will normally happen during recovery. If you remember what your recovery was like the first time you received an implant, it will be similar to that. Swelling, discomfort and soreness is normal. We suggest using ice packs for ten to fifteen minute increments and taking ibuprofen. You should also eat cool to room temperature foods that are soft for several days after the implant. It is important to avoid any added pressure in the area, especially if you had a bone graft. We will schedule your follow up examination before you leave. During your follow up appointment, we check your implant and make sure it has healed correctly and isn’t showing any signs of damage or movement. At this point, you can go back to the foods you prefer, even though we still advise you to avoid hard food and chewing on ice.
Full Mouth Dental Implant Restoration
We perform a full mouth implant restoration when you need a procedure on both your upper and lower jaw. Your teeth are different from anyone else, so we create a specific treatment plan that is best for you. We will go through the entire process with you so that you know exactly what to expect and how to prepare for the procedure beforehand. Although it is an in-depth process and procedure, it is important to remember that your oral health is vital to your well being and happiness. It is worth the time and effort.
Benefits Of Dental Implants
We have come a long way since traditionally dentures first became available to those facing the difficulties of living with missing teeth. Many patients are now opting for implants instead of dentures because there are more benefits to implants. The greatest benefit of choosing implants is that they act like your natural teeth and look completely real. Since this is done using a surgical procedure that makes these permanent, it is actually a much healthier option for your mouth. Unless they are damaged in some way, which is rare, they will not move around or fall out. This gives you a major boost in self-confidence and allows you to eat the foods you truly enjoy. You can have your youthful, natural smile back permanently. Don’t let the condition of your teeth hold you back from being with family and feeling confident among friends.
If you have noticed any issues with your current implant, like looseness or cracking, call us right away. The sooner we catch the issue the more likely we can avoid surgery. No matter the extent of restoration you need, we make the procedure as comfortable and pain free as possible. If you have questions about this procedure or any other services we offer, don’t hesitate to ask. We treat our patients like family because taking care of your oral health is a lifelong endeavor.
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