Implant Restoration

Taking care of your dental crown is just as important as taking care of your natural teeth. However, even if you brush, floss and maintain regular dental hygiene appointments, wear and tear on your teeth–whether real or a crown–is normal and expected.

Our team at Wilhoite Family Dental recognizes the unique needs of patients with dental implants and offers implant restoration to the Muncie, Yorktown, Anderson and New Castle area as part of our restorative dentistry services.

What is an Implant Restoration?

An implant restoration deals with maintaining and preserving the wellness and quality of the prosthetic tooth created for your mouth during the dental implant process. The crown is the “tooth” that goes on top of the titanium screw we place in your jaw to function as the tooth’s roots.

Just like how you’d come to the dentist if you experienced damage to a natural tooth, an oral health professional is trained to treat and restore prosthetics, too. For a natural tooth, we offer restorative and cosmetic dentistry solutions for chips, cracks and damage. Crowns are no different and we have a special procedure that deals specifically with restoring them.

For a crown, the repair process is usually quick, painless and simple. It almost never requires surgery and can be done by Leland C Wilhoite, D.D.S., P.C. and the team in one visit, depending on the degree of damage done to the original crown.

When Should I Get an Implant Restoration?

Since an implant and crown function like your real teeth, you can experience damage to it, too. Some of the most common issues we see in our office are:

  • Cracks
  • Chips
  • Injury
  • Loose abutment screws, which leads to crowns falling out and getting damaged
  • Standard wear, tear and dulling like a natural tooth

Additionally, if you’re experiencing any pain, tenderness or discomfort around the site of your implant, give us a call at (765) 289-6373. We may detect issues with the post, or metal screw, we use for dental implants. 

On occasion, the post may require a second surgery to attach to the jawbone. While this is a rare occurrence, our team can help with our in-house staff and wide professional network of oral health partners.

What Happens During an Implant Restoration?

Usually, an implant restoration doesn’t require surgery like a dental implant does. First, our team will closely examine the implant area and evaluate what is needed to repair damage. Sometimes, we may be able to repair the implant itself in-office without needing to create a replacement.

If we determine that your crown is damaged beyond repair, we will create a replacement for you. Just like your original, we will match it exactly to your natural teeth so it seamlessly blends in with the rest of your mouth.

Looking for Implant Restorations in Muncie and the Surrounding Muncie, Yorktown, Anderson and New Castle area?

At Wilhoite Family Dental, our expert team specializes in restorative dentistry solutions that repair your smile and mouth back to total oral health and well-being. Call our office  at (765) 289-6373 to discuss all of the services we offer to restore and protect your teeth, including implant restoration.

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We are taking new patients in Muncie, Yorktown, Anderson and New Castle area and the surrounding area. We offer a wide range of dentistry services, including regular dental cleanings and check-ups, fillings, root canals and crowns.

Our Locations

Convenient Locations around Muncie

Jackson St. Location

Dr. Wilhoite & Dr. Kirts


2623 W. Jackson St.
Muncie, IN 47303

Mon 9-5, Tu-Th 8-5

Purdue Ave. Location

Dr. Kirts & Dr. Crider


3410 W Purdue Ave
Muncie, IN 47304

Mon-Th 8-5

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East Central Indiana Society

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