Dental Implant Repair
While a dental implant is made to be a permanent solution for a lost tooth, they may require repair if they become damaged. The crown or bridge used to cover the implant post is the most likely to need repair, while the titanium or porcelain post is less likely to require repairs or replacement.
To create a full dental implant an implant post is installed beneath the gums and is allowed to fuse directly to the jawbone. These posts are made most often from titanium, with some being porcelain, and are fused to the jawbone and allowed to heal before the crown or false tooth is attached to the top.
In our Toronto Dental Implant Center, you can fix your old dental implants with dental implant repair in Toronto.
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Different Stages of Dental Implant Repair
Dental implant repair is done in several stages, usually removal of the damaged tooth, fooled by installation of the post, and after that has healed the crown is attached.
It can be completed with a bridge in the event more than one tooth needs to be replaced, or when all teeth require replacement four posts may be used to hold the entire set of teeth.
Over years of use, a crown may become damaged through regular use. They have an average life span of ten to fifteen years at which point they will require replacement. Along the way they may chip, crack, and have similar damages to natural teeth, which can usually be corrected with the same methods used to repair natural teeth.
They can be filled when a small chip occurs, or they can be replaced with a new crown when needed.
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damaged post that supports the dental implant!
Less often but still possible, the post that supports the dental implant may become damaged and require replacement. This is most often due to manufacture defect, improper installation, or not enough bone to hold the implant post. The only repair for this concern is to remove the implant completely and install a new one. This counts as a new install and requires the same time and healing schedule as the original implant process. Once an implant post has been installed there can be no repair without a full replacement. Call us for more information.
Dental implants can be used to replace a lost or extracted tooth, and therefor will be used and cared for regularly. It will be brushed and flossed with the natural teeth surrounding it, and regular dental appointments should be maintained. They should not be used for cracking nuts or other activities that natural teeth are not used for, but can withstand regular eating and chewing of a healthy diet.
When a dental implant becomes damaged in some way it is important to have it repaired or replaced to avoid infection and pain. While the crown can be repaired with fillings, if the post itself becomes damaged it will require a full replacement of the post and then topped with a new crown.
About Our Experienced GP Dentist
Dr. Sener has been practicing in Ontario since 2016 as a general practitioner and a member of Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, among other international professional associations. He is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto today. His primary interests are implants, bone grafting, tissue regeneration, sinus lifting, temporomandibular joint disorders, pain management, impacted wisdom teeth, and LASERs. He is a senior lecturer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and has received an honorary medal from Hungarian Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Association. Dr. Sener is one of the founders and executive committee members of Turkish Association for Lasers in Dentistry. He is the author of 3 book chapters in international books, 55 scientific articles, 73 lectures, and 189 presentations and has more than 450 citations in medical journals. Dr. Sener directed five Ph.D. research studies, organized several scientific meetings, gave courses on implantology, bone grafting, distraction osteogenesis, temporomandibular joint disorders, Lasers, and basics of oral surgery.
Dr.Sener speaks German and Turkish. His hobbies are Classical stage arts, reading, and long nature walks, also He is an amateur painting artist and takes nature photographs
Dental Implants vs. Bridges
For the majority of patients throughout Toronto, dental implants have many advantages over other tooth replacement options, such as a dental bridge and dentures. Here is a comparison of bridges and dental implants.
With a dental bridge, the healthy tooth structure must be removed to support the dental bridge. The supported teeth will be subjected to forces with time passing, which results in the weakening of the supporting system. If the bridge and crowns are not fitted well, the bacteria and plaque will enter them and cause tooth decay and bone loss. Moreover, connecting three or more teeth make flossing difficult or even impossible. All of the problems mentioned above can be prevented with dental implants. One or more missing teeth can be replaced with implants at our Toronto dental clinic.
A dental implant is an artificial root inserted into the jawbone, and bone grows around the implant. Then the dental crowns are secured right over the implant. So, you will not experience bone loss anymore. You can also clean the areas around your implant.
The psychological effects of missing one or several teeth are complex and different for everyone. You may experience many negative emotional consequences, and your social life will be affected. A dental implant is the best and permanent solution for a lost tooth (or teeth). For more information about the type of dental implants or the cost of a dental implant, call our Toronto, Ontario dental office.