What to Do If Your Dental Implants Are Damaged

man consults with the dentist before a dental implant restoration

Dental implants have a high success rate and are very durable, but they can still get damaged. At our office, we offer a variety of dental implant restorations that get your oral health back on track.

What Are the Signs of Dental Implant Damage?

A dental implant has two main parts: a titanium screw in your jawbone and a tooth replacement, which is often a crown. Either part can get damaged, although breaking the tooth replacement is a more common problem that’s easier to fix. Signs of dental implant damage include pain when you chew, a bad taste in the implant area, swelling and tender gums, and crown looseness.

What’s It Like to Get an Implant Fixed?

As soon as you suspect a problem with your implant, you should contact us right away. Depending on your symptoms, we may want to see you immediately. We’ll examine the implant and create a restoration plan. If we only need to repair or replace the crown, there’s little to no recovery time. If the implant itself (the titanium post) needs repairs, recovery can take a few weeks. It’s fairly rare for a successfully fused implant to need repairs, however.

Will Insurance Pay for a Restoration?

If your implant restoration is necessary for your oral health, insurance will likely pay for treatment. If you don’t have insurance or your implant is considered cosmetic, we offer a Dental Savers Plan and accept payment plans through GreenSky.

Implant Restorations at Three Creek Dentistry in Derwood, Maryland

Whether you need a single tooth replaced or want to anchor a denture set, dental implants are a versatile tooth replacement option. Implants have an impressive success rate but can become damaged down the road for various reasons. We offer both implants and implant restorations at our office! If you have any questions or want to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.


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