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18 October 2018

Will Dental Implants Break or Chip?

If you have a missing tooth, the best solution is a tooth replacement with a titanium post and a crown. Dental implants are durable, reliable, and function just like a normal tooth. They often last a lifetime, with careful wear.

But could your dental implant break or chip? Yes, it can happen. These tips will help you prevent problems with your dental implant.

The crown can chip or break

Rarely will the titanium rod ever crack or fracture; however, the crown that caps the tooth may become damaged. This can happen if you fall or are injured in a contact sport. The crown can also break if you bite on something hard, like a pencil or a nut shell.

See your dentist right away

If you have a chip or break in your crown, see a dentist right away. This is not considered a real emergency, but you need to take care of it quickly. Your crown will need to be repaired or replaced.

The dental crown helps to protect your dental implant. The crown also allows your mouth to function well as you eat and speak. You don’t want to lose this functionality, so it’s important to get the dental implant restored.

If you need a new crown, your dentist will give you a temporary crown until a custom-made crown can be created. If you simply need a crown repair, the dentist might only need to fill in the chip (or break) with a composite resin. It will be fixed in one visit!

Protect your dental implant by:

Never using your teeth to crack nuts, bite pencils or open a package. Use them only for chewing.

Wearing a mouthguard if you grind your teeth at night. Your dentist can fit you with a custom-made mouthguard to protect your teeth.

See your dentist regularly. Checkups and cleanings are the best way to ensure that your dental implant – and your natural teeth – stay strong and healthy.

For more information:

https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/can-dental-implants-chip-or-break/

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