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Dental implants are designed to function like natural teeth. Whether you have an individual dental implant to replace a missing tooth or use dental implants to secure your dentures, these prosthetics need routine care. While dental implants can last for decades, they may need repairs or restorations. Smile Structure Dentistry & Braces offers dental implant restorations and repairs at our clinics in San Antonio.

Dental implants have a very high success rate, and most last for the rest of a patient’s life. However, like natural teeth, they can be damaged or impacted by disease or medical conditions. Loss in bone density in the jaw could impact a dental implant, causing it to become loose. Trauma to the mouth could damage a dental crown, abutment or post of a dental implant. Our dental implant specialists at Smile Structure Dentistry & Braces perform dental implant restorations and repairs to fix most issues that occur with these prosthetic teeth.

Implant Repairs

The most common type of damage to a dental implant is to the crown. The dental crown can be cracked or chipped from trauma or biting on a hard item. These dental implant repairs are fairly simple. We design and create a new crown for the implant, just like we would on a natural tooth. Other repairs with the abutment or titanium post can be more complicated, but our implant dentists can offer solutions for most dental implant problems.

Dental implants need routine care and should be examined regularly to ensure they are functioning correctly. If you have dental implants, see the dental implant experts at Smile Structure Dentistry & Braces for routine checkups to maintain the investment in your smile. We offer a full line of dental implant services, from creation and maintenance to repairs and restoration at our clinics in San Antonio.