Do Dental Implants Need to Be Replaced: What You Need to Know

When it comes to restorative and cosmetic dentistry, dental implants are one of the safest, natural-looking options. Implants are fixed and permanent replacements for missing teeth and can help restore both the appearance and function of your oral health. 

Although dental implants are an excellent way to restore your missing teeth, not everyone is suited to get them. 

In order to successfully get dental implants, you must have a strong jaw bone that serves as a support for the implant. Your dentist will examine your overall oral health and determine if you need to get a bone graft. 

The bone graft will help restore bone density, which will prepare your jawbone for the metal post that needs to be inserted in the jaw.

When You Need Dental Implant Replacement

Yes, it is possible to replace dental implants, but it all depends on your particular case. 

Dental implants are permanent, but the artificial crown needs to be replaced after approximately 15 years. The crown starts to wear down in time due to the normal use of your teeth. You may need to replace it even quicker if you do not take proper care of it 

Other situations where dental implants need to be replaced are:

  • Teeth grinding that leads to fractures in the crown;
  • Gum disease that causes gum recession; 
  • Dental implant failure due to either poor jawbone density or the body rejecting the implant;
  • Infection around the implant;
  • A loose implant that moves around or falls out;
  • Intense gum pain;
  • Accidents that cause crowns to break or crack.

When You Cannot Get a Dental Implant Replacement

Replacing an implant and treating the cause of failure is quite a simple procedure. Yet, there are cases when a replacement may be difficult. Certain conditions can influence if the replacement can be done or not:

  • Gum disease 
  • Certain autoimmune diseases that affect the body’s ability to heal
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Certain medications 

It's important to share your medical information with your dentist so they can properly evaluate you and create a treatment plan according to your health condition. 

After getting dental implants it's important to brush, floss, and rinse daily. Routine check-ups are also essential to make sure the implant is healthy and if needed, fix any issue that might come up. Keep in mind that you also play an important role in the care and success of your implants. 

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Are you interested in dental implants and looking for solutions?

At Charles Kim Dentistry and Orthodontics, our focus is to offer comprehensive dental services to our patients. We are attentive, emphatic, and have a gentle approach. We want you to feel safe and are working hard to make our office a friendly and welcoming environment. 

You can Get in touch with us and schedule an appointment today.

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