Implant Restoration for a Loose Dental Implant

Posted by Dr. Michael Choi on May 26 2019, 05:36 AM

Dental implants offer people a chance to restore missing teeth or teeth that are severely damaged. They are a newer dental appliance that provides an array of benefits.

However, this isn’t to say that dental implants don’t have their flaws. Just like with any other type of dental appliances, dental implants too can become damaged which may result in a loose implant.

In this article, we will discuss implant restoration for a loose dental implant. Thankfully as dentistry has progressed dramatically, there are ways to overcome a loose implant. Find out more below!

Implant restoration: A loose dental implant

Restoring a dental implant that has become loose is doable, but it’s important to be seen by a dentist as soon as the implant becomes loose. If the implant progressively gets looser, then it may be more difficult to restore it.

The process of restoration will heavily depend on what shape the implant and artificial tooth are in. Sometimes, the artificial tooth is just loose which can be easily replaced. However, there are other times in which the implant itself has become loose and restoring that, involves a more in-depth process.

Restoring the loose implant

First and foremost, the loose old dental implant will have to be removed from the person’s mouth. This part of the process may be painful and tedious, and it usually requires surgery because the implant has typically fused with the bone.

After removal of the original dental implant, the area will be assessed and there may be a need for a bone graft. A bone graft will help restore the jawbone after removal of the original implant. In order for a new implant to be placed and successfully, a bone graft is often necessary.

A person will have to heal from the bone graft procedure over a period of time, which may be lengthy depending on the severity of the tooth and implant. Once the healing process is over, the jawbone should be strong and able to handle a new implant.

Lastly, just like when the original dental implant was placed, the same steps will be carried out again. However, the dentist will do everything that they can to ensure that the implant doesn’t become loose again. Ultimately, after the implant and artificial tooth are replaced, a person should be able to achieve restoration from their loose dental implant.

Loose dental implants

Having a dental implant that becomes loose can be worrisome and sometimes painful. While dental implants are meant to provide restoration to people, there are times when they become loose. It’s important to be careful with the area of the mouth that does have an implant to avoid damage from occurring.

Restoration can be achieved from loose dental implants, but it’s best to consult with a dentist as soon as it feels loose. The dentist may be able to repair the implant instead of replacing it if it is caught early enough.

If you have questions that we didn’t answer then reach out to our office today so that we can help you further.

Request an appointment here: https://www.implantdentistirvine.com or call Smile by Design Dental Group at (949) 336-3404 for an appointment in our Irvine office.

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