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Can I Upgrade My Dental Implants?

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Dental implants are the best option for replacing lost teeth, but maybe your circumstances have changed and you think you need an upgrade. Don’t worry–you can improve the results of your dental implant procedure to make them more functional, more beautiful, or more durable.

What If I Lost More Teeth?

Maybe you got a dental implant for a single lost tooth. But, the processes of tooth loss don’t always stop with just one tooth. Sometimes the gum disease, decay, or trauma that caused the loss of one tooth can lead to the loss of others, although this isn’t always immediate.

We can consider options for replacing teeth lost after you got your dental implant. This may or may not involve additional dental implants.

What If I Don’t Like the Look of My Implant?

Like any other type of cosmetic dentistry, dental implant crowns come in a wide range of quality. If you got a low-quality crown or your dentist wasn’t a skilled, experienced cosmetic dentist like Dr. Clements, you may have ended up with a dental crown that doesn’t look as attractive as you would like.

This can be fixed. Although the dental implant itself is relatively permanent, we can remove the dental crown on top and replace it to ensure you get the beautiful smile you desire.

What If My Crown or Denture Wears or Cracks?

As with appearance, dental implant crowns can be more or less durable depending on what they’re made of and how they’re installed. Sometimes, too, the connection piece, known as an abutment, can fail, causing the crown to come off.

If your old dental crown wasn’t strong enough for the application, we can replace it with a sturdier version, including zirconia–a ceramic that’s as strong as the titanium implant itself.

We can even upgrade your old implant dentures. If your old implant dentures aren’t strong enough, the solid zirconia Prettau implant dentures are up to the task.

We can also evaluate your bite to figure out if maybe that’s the problem and not the crown or abutment. If that’s the case, we can help fix your bite to avoid excessive force on your implant.

What If I Want More Bite from Implant Dentures?

Implant dentures are always an improvement over removable dentures. But sometimes they’re not as much of an improvement as you want. If you got dental implants that hold your dentures in place but don’t support the dentures, you may want to upgrade to dentures that give you a stronger bite.

Improving the bite of your dentures may involve:

  • Upgrading the dentures
  • Upgrading your connections
  • Adding more dental implants

Or all three. The exact combination of upgrades depends on your individual situation and your functional goals. During your consultation, we can evaluate your current dentures and recommend an upgrade for you.

The Best Dental Implants for You

With the treatment options available these days, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t get the best dental implants for you. They can be beautiful. They can be functional. They can be durable. If your current dental implants don’t meet those standards, we can help you get ones that do.

To learn more about getting an upgrade for your dental implants in Valdosta, GA, please call (229) 242-5511 today for an appointment with implant dentist Dr. Nelson Clements.