Implant Restoration

Sonrisas Sanas Dental

Dentists located in Elmhurst, New York, NY

Dental implants are an excellent option for replacing one or more missing teeth, but a small number of men and women encounter problems with their new implants and require implant restoration work. At Sonrisas Sanas Dental in Elmhurst, Queens, New York City, Dr. Jason Bastida, DDS, and Dr. Ismael Bastida, DDS, are highly skilled at restoring failing or broken dental implants and helping New York residents enjoy their new smile for many years to come. Book an appointment today to learn how they can help with your dental implant needs. Online scheduling is one option, or you’re welcome to contact the office by phone.

Implant Restoration Q & A

Sonrisas Sanas Dental

What is an implant?

Implants consist of two major parts. There is the implant itself which is placed in the bone and essentially acts as the replacement for the roots of your teeth. Then there is the restoration which can be a single crown, a bridge, or a denture which works to replace the visible and functional part of your tooth.

Once your implants are placed and ready to be restored with a crown, bridge or denture the appropriate impressions are taken - not too different from a conventional crown, bridge or denture fabrication. The restoration is then returned from the lab and either screwed in or cemented onto the implant depending on certain requirements based on your bite, smile, and implant type.  Book an appointment today to learn if implants are right for you. Online scheduling is one option, or you’re welcome to contact the office by phone.

Why would I get an implant instead of a bridge?

Many times a tooth is lost in an isolated way, the teeth next to it are undamaged. If the quality of bone at the missing tooth site is adequate, an implant with a crown is an ideal replacement that does not affect the adjacent teeth in the way that a bridge would.

Advances in implant placement techniques and material sciences has made implant placement much more reliable and predictable than ever before. Implants allow us to replace teeth, often eliminating the need for long span bridgework or removable dentures.

How does an implant work?

The first step in any implant placement is an exam and radiographs. Our team then plans which dental implant and restoration options are best for your situation. We then work within our referral network of highly trained and experienced oral surgeons and periodontists who will place the implant(s) in the appropriate locations. After a set amount of healing time, the patient is ready for an impression and eventual placement of the permanent restoration.

Could my dental implant restoration fail?

Dental implants have a very high success rate, and restoration work that requires a new implant should last for the rest of your lifetime. Of course, it’s always possible to break or chip a crown, but once your bone tissue properly fuses to the implant material, it should remain in place.

Maintaining great oral hygiene habits is a great way to support your dental implants, as well as the health of your remaining natural teeth. Gum disease poses a real risk, and you must take steps to maintain healthy teeth and gums. The dentists and team members at Sonrisas Sanas Dental are happy to show you exactly how you should be taking care of your restoration.

If you believe your dental implants need additional work, book a visit with Dr. Bastida today.