If your implant becomes loose, it is important to address the issue with implant restoration
Over 35 years of experience with over 20,000 dental implants placed & More than 60,000 dental surgeries performed
Dental Implant Restoration in Rockford, Dixon, Janesville, and Madison
Although dental implants typically have a high success rate, there is still a possibility of issues developing. Some of the most common issues that can develop with dental implants is a crack, the implant becoming loosened, or the implant falling off. If you are concerned you have developed issues with your dental implants, schedule an appointment as soon as possible to prevent further dental issues from developing.
The most common reason dental implants become loose is because osseointegration did not occur. Another common reason dental implant restoration may be necessary is that the patient’s jawbone has deteriorated (either due to an infection or gum disease) and no longer has sufficient structure to support the implant. If your implant becomes loose, it is important to address the issue as soon as possible, because the issue will not correct itself naturally and you run the risk of damaging your bone.
With over 60,000 dental surgeries performed and over 20,000 dental implants placed, you can be confident that you will receive high quality care from established professionals that is designed to meet your unique needs. To schedule an appointment for dental implant restoration, or if you have any additional questions concerning the procedure or clinic policies, contact our Rockford office at 815.261.1739, our Dixon office at 815.261.1739, our Janesville office at 608.208.1576, or our Madison office at 608.416.5205.
Dental Implant Restoration Process Expectations
Prior to performing any procedure, we will conduct an in-depth dental and medical health history review and perform a thorough examination to measure for your bite and look for indications of loose teeth, bone loss, TMJ, oral cancer screening, and other signs of periodontal disease. Next, diagnostic exams (typically X-rays) will be taken to determine the density of your jawbone and other areas that may require treatment.
The dental implant restoration process will vary depending on what portion of the implant needs to be repaired. If the crown has become damaged or cracked, the dental implant restoration process will simply involve replacing this crown or using bonding to correct the fracture. Patients with implants that are loose will typically need to have their implant removed, after which the area is cleaned and another implant placed. For patients who have lost a significant amount of jawbone density, it may be necessary to perform a bone graft prior to replacing the dental implant.
If you have any medical conditions (severe diabetes, heart murmurs, artificial heart joints or valves, hypertension) please notify our staff prior to surgery. Patients who require sedation should avoid eating or drinking for at least six hours prior to surgery except for prescription medication that can be taken with water. Patients receiving dental sedation will also need to arrange for a ride home.
Dental Implant Restoration Aftercare
Maintaining the health of your dental implants is just as important as maintaining the health of your natural teeth. The recovery process following dental implant restoration will depend on how significant the underlying issue is and whether your implant(s) needs to be replaced. If dental implant replacement is necessary, the recovery process will be similar to the initial placement of the dental implant.
One of the most important things to do during the initial healing phase is avoid disturbing the wound. Do not touch the wound and avoid spitting and/or rinsing for at least 24 hours following the procedure, as doing so may result in additional bleeding and inhibit the formation of a blood clot. Following this 24-hour period, you can begin to brush your gums, teeth and tongue again, but do so gently. You can also begin flossing your natural teeth during this period, but it may be necessary to use alternative flossing options for your dental implants, such as interdental brushes or oral irrigation.
To reduce pain or discomfort, take the recommended dosage of prescribed painkillers and/or over-the counter medication. To reduce swelling, apply an ice bag over the area for ten to fifteen minutes at a time. Immediately following your dental implant restoration, stick to a soft food diet, eating foods like applesauce, yogurt, pudding, or soup, slowly reintroducing harder foods as the healing process progresses.
By following these instructions and continuing to keep your teeth and gums clean, you will enjoy a fast healing process and can return to your normal routine as quickly as possible.
Cost of Dental Implant Restoration
The cost of dental implant restoration will depend on several factors, such as whether dental sedation is used, the severity of your case, and your dental insurance plan. At Featherstone Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, we are committed to providing you with high-quality, comprehensive periodontal services, which is why we provide you with flexible payment options to ensure that you receive the care you require.
If you are covered under a dental insurance plan, we do ask that you bring your insurance cards and any necessary forms with you to your appointment. We are happy to provide a pre-estimate of dental benefits prior to treatment, and will submit any receipts, forms, or other information required by your insurance company. Once insurance payment has been received, the remaining balance will be mailed to you.
Please note: our office does offer a 5% reduction in fee for full payment at the time services are provided (contingent on treatment type). We also offer extended payment plans through GreenSky Patient Solutions or Care Credit. For your convenience, we accept cash, personal check, Visa, Discover, MasterCard or American Express.
Periodontal Care You Can Trust at Featherstone
At Featherstone Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, we are committed to providing high-quality care and supporting your efforts to enjoy good periodontal health by identifying and correcting periodontal issues early and implementing correct and consistent oral health self-care. Although we offer a range of surgical treatment options for periodontal disease and its associated health and cosmetic impacts, our primary focus is to provide conservative treatment, avoiding surgery whenever possible.
To learn more about clinic policies or schedule an appointment for dental implant restoration, contact our Rockford office at 815.261.1739, our Dixon office at 815.261.1739, our Janesville office at 608.208.1576, or our Madison office at 608.416.5205.