One complication can occur with dental implants is that something broke. Fracture of the dental implant or the implant restoration is not as uncommon as you may think. So what should you do if you encounter a breakage?

Firstly, we need to determine where the breakage occurred. The fracture could be at several different places. The dental implant (or fixture) could have fractured. Or the screw connecting the implant crown to the fixture could have broken. The implant crown could have split or the veneer porcelain of the implant crown could have chipped off.

The necessary treatment will depend on the location of the breakage. Simple solutions could range from simply smoothening out the porcelain surface, to changing the retaining screw. Should a catastrophic fracture of the fixture occurred, this would require surgical removal of the broken implant and possible replacement after a period of healing.

Should you be unfortunate enough to have encountered a breakage, do not hesitate to contact us! In addtion, any information you can provide us regarding your dental implant will be most relevant.

We will perform a comprehensive examination, complete with the relevant dental imaging. Finally, once we diagnose what your specific issue is, we will let you know exactly what your problem is and what needs to be done fix it.

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