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Dental Implant Restorations

Dental implants need a tooth replacement attached. Our Drumheller dentists 
can perform a dental implant restoration procedure to place or replace crowns, bridges or dentures.

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What is Dental Implant Restoration?

A dental crown, bridge or denture typically sits atop a dental implant to make the implant fully functional. 

While the entire implant would ideally last a lifetime, sometimes these tooth replacements become stained or damaged and must be replaced. 

Your dentist in Drumheller can answer any questions, explain the process, take impressions of your tooth and perform the procedure to close gaps in your smile in order to help you to chew and speak confidently again.

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Why You Should Replace Missing Teeth

If a tooth is missing, the teeth surrounding that gap may shift out of place and cause misalignment. The jaw bone around the area may also deteriorate, resulting in facial collapse or negatively impacting your ability to properly eat and talk.

The Tooth Replacement Process

Whether you need a crown, bridge or denture placed for the first time or replaced, we can help.

The specific steps of the procedure will vary depending on whether the abutment needs to be replaced with a permanent, custom-made one. Impressions will be taken during the initial appointment, then sent to a lab.

You'll return later for a second appointment to have the permanent tooth replacement procedure performed.

If you feel that your tooth replacement or implant is loose, make an appointment with your dentist right away to have the problem corrected. 

Dental Implant Restoration FAQs

Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about dental implants at Greentree Dental

  • How long does a dental implant typically last?

    If a dental implant is cared for properly, it can last a lifetime. This includes proper brushing and flossing at home, in addition to attending regular hygiene cleanings and exams at your dental office. 

    A dental implant's longevity may also depend on other factors including genetics, nutrition or the development of any dental diseases. 

  • How should dental implants be cared for?

    Care for a dental implant just as you would your natural teeth. 

    Visiting your dentist for regular hygiene appointments, maintaining a proper brushing and flossing routine at home and refraining from smoking can help prevent disease or decay from developing in the surrounding teeth and gums, which can negatively affect your dental implants and tooth replacements, leading to the potential need for a replacement procedure. 

  • What are common potential problems with dental implants?

    A dental implant is considered a durable, long-lasting tooth replacement option - as long as they are properly cared for with an intense at-home oral hygiene and trips to the dentist for regular checkups. 

    Whether they are attached to natural teeth or dental implants, it's also true that tooth replacements such as crowns, bridges and dentures can become stained, cracked, chipped, loosened or otherwise damaged. 

    Issues can also occur with the underlying luting cement, abutment or the tooth replacement itself and lead to problems. 

    Your dentist can assess these, then create a custom treatment plan to correct any issues. 

  • What are some potential treatment options for restoring dental implants?

    The crown is the visible part of the dental implant and may be prone to loosening or fracture in cases of extreme pressure or stress. 

    While crowns, bridges and dentures attached to dental implants can be replaced, this procedure isn't as simple as replacing one that sits atop a natural tooth. 

    In most cases, a crown or other tooth replacement can be put back in place. However, some circumstances such as if the abutment is compromised or if the entire implant has fallen out, the entire implant will need to be replaced as soon as possible. 

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We are accepting new patients, don't hesitate to contact us and take the first step in pursuing positive oral health outcomes.

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