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At Gordon Dental Implants & Cosmetics we offer comprehensive dental implant care, from implant placement to restorations. Receiving all of your implant care from one office ensures better, more complete care and successful results. But no matter if you’ve had your implants placed by Dr. Gordon himself or another clinician, we are pleased to create and place a custom restoration piece to complete your implant.
If you already have dental implants, then you know how life-changing they can be. Implants are an excellent tooth replacement solution that offers a life-like appearance, feel, and function of real teeth and are far superior to any other option.
The success rate of dental implants is very high, over 95% depending on factors like where the implant was placed, the patient’s jawbone quality, and the area of the implant. With proper care, implants can last a lifetime, but like your natural teeth or tooth restorations, they may require repairs over time.
About 25% of what Philip Gordon DDS performs is “re-do” implant dentistry, which includes removing, saving, or replacing implants with issues. Not only do we help patients with complicated single front tooth to full mouth, and all on 4 or all on 6 implants, but unfortunately, we see an increasing amount of patients who have had problems with dental implants placed somewhere else. Most of these implant issues are avoidable by having your implants done right the first time. Dr. Gordon also performs “emergency” implants when front teeth have broken off, creating a cosmetic emergency. Neglect, fear, avoidance, gum disease, bone loss, and too many or failing root canals are just a few of the reasons why people need dental implants. Dr. Gordon and the team here at Gordon Dental Implants and Cosmetics are very sympathetic and understand what you’re going through. We never shame or judge our patients, and we feel truly honored to help you.
While dental implants are placed inside the mouth as a permanent tooth replacement option, they can still chip and crack just like the natural teeth. Injury and trauma to the face or mouth can also cause the need for dental implant repairs. Dr. Gordon understands that repairs can cause stress, but our team at Gordon Dental Implants & Cosmetics, is here to help you once again restore the smile that you desire. Our onsite capabilities of fabricating dental implants give us a significant advantage over other implant repair specialists here in Johnson County. Because of our ability to create dental implants on location, implant repairs do not have to be referred outside of our practice, which helps us pass on the implant repair cost savings to you.
These are some common reasons you may need to have an implant repaired or restored that we see most often in our office.
The old crown is cracked or chipped. This needs to be replaced with a stronger, more modern crown.
Your implant no longer matches your natural teeth. We can either address the surrounding teeth or replace the crown with a new matching restoration.
You have a loose crown. Often it’s the crown on top that is loose, but depending on what type of implant you have, it may have a faulty abutment that we can address with a new abutment and crown depending on your specific case.
Your implant is exposed. This situation, for sure, needs to be addressed as it may not just be a cosmetic issue. An exposed dental implant might be a sign that the implant itself is not secure. After an examination, we can determine the cause of exposure and address any issues with the bone and gums, or if it is purely cosmetic, we can create a crown that covers the implant.
If you are experiencing any of the warning signs above or have a dental implant that is damaged and needs to be repaired, we can help. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gordon.