Implants act as replacement tooth roots and can support a number of restorations, including single implant crowns, bridges, and even full dentures. While these restorations are made to be durable, there are times and circumstances where they may become worn down or break due to trauma. We provide implant dentistry that includes replacement and restoration of implant prosthetics to help our patients enjoy beautiful and fully-restored smiles.
How are Prosthetics Damaged?
There are any number of situations that can wear down or alter a dental restorations, such as habitual night time teeth grinding, unbalanced bite and uneven pressure on teeth, or an accident that jars teeth and causes breaks or chips in the porcelain, zirconia, or ceramic material of your restoration. While natural-looking materials used to replace or restore teeth are fabricated to support daily use and function, any of the above special circumstances could damage your restoration, much like it would cause damage to natural dental enamel.
It’s important to note that a broken implant prosthetic is not a failed implant, however. While an implant can fail to integrate into bone due to differing health issues and then require removal, a broken or damaged implant prosthetic only requires the replacement of your dental restoration – not all parts of the implant itself.
We Fix Broken Implant Crowns
Compared to fixing a broken denture or dental bridge, which require replacement in total, just the crown or top prosthetic attached to your implant needs to be corrected. We can create new teeth from porcelain-over-metal or all-porcelain, depending on the location of the implant. Crowns with a metal sub-structure are often more sturdy for patients with a heavy bite, or who have an implant to replace a back tooth if they have previously broken a less durable prosthetic.
To repair your dental implants, we’ll take an impression of the implant post and surrounding teeth to create your restoration. Your final, implant-supported crown, bridge, or denture is then added to your smile. As a final step, we’ll perform a check for shade and color of your new teeth, to ensure that results are natural-looking and seamless.
If you have a broken implant crown, bridge, or denture, call our dentist in Fullerton for more information. We can help ensure that your investment in dental implants is protected so you can enjoy a functional and attractive smile.