Through the use of surgically placed metal posts in the jawbone, implant dentistry can restore both functionality and aesthetic appearance to a smile, providing a restoration that is a close as possible to having your own natural tooth. At Smile! Dentistry by Dr. Joseph Heher, our dental experts work to restore previously placed dental implants for a rejuvenated outcome. By working collaboratively with highly reputable board-certified oral and maxillofacial dental surgeons, Dr. Heher is able to provide a final restoration for your implants. While very infrequent, adjustments to your current implant can be made at our Salisbury, MD office. Dr. Heher can consult with you should there be any issues you may be experiencing with your implant and offer an effective treatment plan to correct them. If you need a restoration treatment for your dental implants, contact our practice today to learn how we can help you.
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Implants can restore one or several lost teeth by connecting the implant to a crown, denture, or bridge. You may prefer implant dentistry if you have a removable or cemented dental restoration but don't like the appearance, or fit. Dental implants can be maintained much like your normal teeth with daily flossing and brushing. At your consultation, Dr. Heher will evaluate the current state of your mouth and/or dental implant, determining the appropriate restoration needed. While rare, dental implant restoration may be necessary if the implant has been damaged or if an infection has developed around the implant.
What To Expect
Once Dr. Heher and the implant surgeon have collaborated and determined that you are a candidate for dental implant restoration and identified any underlying issues, he will create a personalized treatment plan to fit your needs. If an infection is present, the area will need to be thoroughly cleaned. A scaling and root planing treatment may be necessary. The length of the treatment and the techniques used can vary depending on the conditions being treated.
There may be some short-term inflammation in your mouth and lower face, plus minor discomfort, and/or minor bleeding after your implant restoration procedure. Dr. Heher will discuss what is to be expected and what should be reported to our office. You should continue to adhere to a good oral care routine at home that includes daily brushing and flossing. You should also schedule annual exams and semi-annual professional cleanings at Smiles! Dentistry by Dr. Joseph Heher so Dr. Heher can evaluate the health of your mouth and implants. He will talk to you if your restorations or implants should be adjusted, repaired, or replaced.
Based on your dental insurance company and personal coverage, part of the expenses of your restoration treatment may be paid for. A member of our team will contact your dental insurance company to understand your coverage and determine your personal cost. During your initial consultation with Dr. Heher, he may estimate your expenses and discuss payment methods our practice accepts, along with information on low-interest medical financing.
Implants with custom restorations may be a good option if you want a replacement for missing teeth that is simple to care for and can last for many years. To get more information on dental implant restoration treatments, schedule a consultation at our Salisbury, MD office.