Art of Smiles - Norman D. Knowles, D.M.D., Now Offering Dental Implants for Patients

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While dental implants do not require too much maintenance, it is important to keep them in tip-top shape.

Dental implants are the titanium replacement for missing teeth that require minimal care and can be a permanent solution in the mouth, unlike dentures. Yet people with dental implants may find that these titanium replacements cannot outlast the test of time and may need a refresher course down the line. Fortunately, Norman D. Knowles, D.M.D., offers dental implant repairs for patients.

While dental implants and the implant restorations, the dental crown or abutment that resembles artificial teeth, can be stronger than natural teeth, they still need professional care. At-home brushing and flossing will help keep plaque and food particles from causing other issues but will not be enough.

Professional cleanings can help keep the dental implant in the best shape possible for as long as possible. During these appointments, a professional will be able to determine if there are any problems with the dental implant. While dental implants remain in the jaw, the crown on top may need refurbishment after a few years of use.

At Art of Smiles - Norman D. Knowles, D.M.D., they can help to repair any damage to dental implants from a minor chip to knocking the crown on top of the implant loose. While this is difficult to do, there is always a possibility of it happening. Thus, seeking professional care is essential for proper repairs. In other cases, people will damage the actual screw of the implant itself.

In these cases, professional removal of the broken implant will be necessary. People may get dental implants and then find that the top of the implant breaks off after five years. When this happens, the team at Norman D. Knowles, D.M.D., will go over replacing the implant with a new and sturdy one. If the crown chips or breaks off, it is crucial to seek immediate treatment and not attempt to put it back in place.

The process of replacing or renewing a dental implant will involve taking measurements of the patient’s mouth, creating a mold and using that to create the implant. Once the implant is complete, they will need to have the patient be asleep during the procedure to replace the implant. If you are in need of a dental implant restoration or repair, then call Norman D. Knowles, D.M.D., today.

Find more information about dental implants at

Norman D. Knowles, D.M.D.
3760 20th St Ste A
Vero Beach, FL 32960


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