Can dental implants be damaged?

When you lose a tooth or need to have one removed, the dentist will offer some options like a dental implant. This is a replacement for a tooth that includes a crown (cap) secured by a titanium post that sits easily amid your natural teeth.

Dental implants are designed to be strong and secure with a view that they should last a lifetime. However, just like natural teeth, the dental crown of an implant can be damaged by:

– The impact of a fall

– Biting down on something very hard

– Bruxism (teeth grinding)

“While a chipped or broken dental crown is not a strict dental emergency, you should still see your professional dentist as soon as possible.”

Read more about how dental implants can be chipped or damaged here

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