Dental implants have a very high success rate. However, even with that, there are still times when an implant will fail or have problems. Regular checkups with your dentist will help to monitor the health of your implants.
Older implants, especially, may need repairs. Dental technology in restorative dentistry has made great strides in the past few years. New techniques and materials are being developed all the time. Newer implants have improved functionality over earlier models, and they have more aesthetic appeal. The new materials used in constructing implant restorations have more durability, as well.
Dental problems can crop up in your teeth, dentures, bridgework, crowns, and any other dental work. The same holds true for dental implants. Some issues that come up with implants may be obvious, such as when a crown gets loose or breaks. Should this happen, of course, you need to seek help from your dentist as soon as possible. Any time you suspect there could be a problem with your implant, it is best to seek the counsel of your dentist.
Unfortunately, not all problems with implants are so obvious. This is why it is important for you to make sure you follow up with your regular checkups. During these visits, your dentist will check the health of your implant to make sure there are no problems growing beneath the surface. The implant, as well as the surrounding tissues, will be examined thoroughly. Natural teeth can send a signal to you by way of discomfort that there is a problem which needs to be addressed. There is no such warning system with dental implants. Only your dentist can determine if the implant is healthy or not, below the surface.
Dental implants are an investment in your appearance and oral health. In order to keep both in tip-top shape, be sure to check in regularly with your dentist.
If you are in need of implant repair or just need to make sure your implants are in a healthy condition, contact Huebner Smiles Dentistry and Orthodontics today. We will be glad to consult with you.