When is Implant Restoration Needed?

By: Dr. Fadi Zaknoun


Dental implants refer to the hardware implanted directly into your jawbone that holds restorations (such as crowns, dentures, and bridges) in place. Replacing lost teeth is crucial to your dental health and oral comfort and can help you eat and speak more confidently.

At Cape Cod Dental in Wareham, MA, Dr. Fadi Zaknoun helps patients who are experiencing problems with their dental implants by repairing or replacing them.

If you're searching for ways to restore your implants or wondering if you need an implant restoration, keep reading for more information.

Why are dental implant restorations important?

In addition to helping you eat and speak, restoring lost teeth keeps your jawbone from degenerating and causing facial issues (like drooping). While implants are generally very sturdy, trauma to the mouth or the degradation of old implants may require you to get an implant restoration.

If you need an implant restoration, Dr. Zaknoun will examine your implants and other restorations and assess your oral health. If damage to your implant is due to gum disease or dental decay, the first goal will be to address your oral health issues and stop them from spreading to other areas. Ensuring your overall health is crucial since infections can spread quickly.

If your implant is broken, cracked, or loose, Dr. Zaknoun will discuss treatment options and pain relief with you. He will ensure you understand the underlying issues, so it doesn't happen again. Then, he will work with you to create a treatment plan that works best for you.

What are the benefits of restoring my dental implants?

A damaged implant will likely affect the crown, bridge, or other artificial tooth attached, as well as those around it.

Contacting Dr. Zaknoun about restoring your implant helps you:

  • Address breaks, cracks, and other damage right away
  • Deal with any associated pain
  • Assess your treatment options, including alternatives to new implants
  • Have an opportunity to get an assessment of your overall oral health and the condition of any other restorative dentistry
  • Restore function and aesthetics in the event you experience damage to your crown or bridge

Damage to your dental implant doesn't necessarily mean it needs to come out and be replaced with a new device. But it will almost certainly require repair. The sooner you seek treatment, the more likely you'll only need an implant restoration instead of a replacement. This can save you time and money.

How do I know if I need dental implant restoration?

If you're experiencing pain, feel like a restored tooth is loose, experience damage to your face or jaw near the area of the implant, or are otherwise concerned that the jaw doesn't feel "right," it's time to call Cape Cod Dental.

Only an experienced dentist can assess the condition of the implant since your jawbone obscures it. And Dr. Zaknoun can help put you at ease by explaining any issues or damage along the way while providing a range of treatment options.

Get dental implant restoration in Wareham, MA

If you need an evaluation of your dental implant, Dr. Fadi Zaknoun is ready to help at Cape Cod Dental. A timely assessment can be the difference between implant restoration and expensive replacement.

Schedule your appointment today if you live in or around Wareham, MA, including Cape Cod. We can help you restore your smile.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.