Implant Restorations

Dental implants have a reputation that carries them. They are considered the gold standard in tooth replacement and are intended to last decades. But what should you do if your dental implant or crowns break down? At Pristine Smiles, Dr. Z offers solution-oriented, judgment-free implant restoration services for individuals with dental implants in Oak Ridge, Knoxville, and surrounding areas.

Is it time to restore my dental implants?

While dental implants themselves have the distinct notoriety of being long-lasting, the crown (tooth replacement that sits above the gum line) can chip or fall off. If this happens, please schedule an appointment at our Knoxville dental office as soon as possible. Prompt restorative dentistry treatment can prevent the formation of worse problems.

Procedure Expectations

To decide what type of implant repair each patient needs, Dr. Z must examine dental implants closely and see which parts need restoration. For instance, if the crown (artificial tooth) is worn down, cracked, or fractured, Dr. Z can replace it without having to fix a successfully embedded dental implant (post). We can often look at the problem and address it without needing to remove the crown or any other part dental implant part, allowing Dr. Z to offer non-invasive, quick, and reliable dental implant restoration services in Knoxville.

On the other hand, if you have a dental implant crown that loosens and falls out on its own, we ask that you bring it into our dental office near Maryville, TN. If Dr. Z can save your smile with your original crown, that can save time, money, and resources. However, if necessary, she can still fabricate a brand-new crown and meticulously attach it to the existing dental implant post and abutment (connecting piece).

Thankfully, less than 5% of dental implants fail. But if you’re in this minority, there’s still hope through oral surgery. To deal with this circumstance, Dr. Z can discuss your options in further detail at your in-person visit.

Treatment Maintenance

Like natural teeth, all parts of a dental implant must be maintained to keep a consistent level of appeal, feel, and function. Generally, taking care of implant-anchored restorations is as easy as taking care of your natural teeth. From twice-daily brushing and once-daily flossing, being reasonably careful with crowns and dental implants can improve the lifespan of the implant itself and the prosthetic. Plus, Dr. Z can keep track of the status of your dental implants and crowns with preventive and wellness care visits scheduled at least every six months.

Repair Dental Implants in Knoxville, TN

Dental health needs are often overlooked, but Dr. Z and her Pristine Smiles team can elevate your dental implants with implant restorations. Take your first step to a better smile and schedule an implant restoration visit in Knoxville, TN. Call (865) 693-9474 or message us online.