Missing or lost teeth can make a smile appear unattractive and interfere with your personal, professional, or social life. They also impact chewing and speaking functionalities and may affect overall health.
South Hadley Dental Group offers expert dental implant restorations for patients experiencing problems with their dental implants.
Restoring missing teeth can restore your self-confidence, appearance, and health. Dental implant restorations are becoming increasingly popular. They are one of the most reliable restorations for missing teeth as they are durable, reliable, and built to last a lifetime.
Dental implants improve your facial structure, behave just like natural teeth, and blend in with your dental arch. The dentist will insert implants in the jawbone through a surgical process and place a restoration like a crown, bridge, or denture, once the jaw bone has healed.
While most patients never experience problems with dental implants, our dentist in South Hadley, MA, will advise you on what to do if your dental implant chips, breaks, or feels uncomfortable.
Although dental implants are built for durability, they can break at times. For example, they may chip or crack due to excessive pressure before they are integrated into the jaw bone. Similarly, wear and tear can damage the abutment connecting the crown and cause it to chip.
If you experience discomfort with the implant, this could be due to a broken screw in the abutment. South Hadley Dental Group recommends replacing the crown visible above the gum line every 10 to 15 years. Patients with dental implants should avoid biting down on hard foods.
If only the abutment or screw is broken, we will replace only those parts of the implant. However, if the implant itself is damaged, we will need to replace the implant. You may need a bone grafting procedure before we can place the new implants in the jaw bone.
If you’re experiencing discomfort, please contact one of our dentists near you for reliable dental implant restorations.