Dental Implant Restorations

If you’re missing one or more teeth, dental implant restorations may be the perfect solution for you. This procedure involves the surgical placement of a titanium implant into your jawbone to support a crown, which is a custom-made artificial tooth designed to match your natural teeth in size, shape, and color.

What is a dental implant restoration?

A dental implant restoration is a process that involves both the surgical placement of the implant and the attachment of the crown. The implant is placed directly into the jawbone, where it fuses with the bone through a process called osseointegration. After the implant has fully integrated with your jawbone, an abutment (a small connector) is attached to the implant to hold your crown in place. Finally, your custom-made crown is attached to the abutment, completing the restoration process.

Why choose dental implant restoration?

Dental implant restorations have several benefits over other tooth replacement options such as dentures or bridges. They are a permanent solution, so you won’t have to worry about removing them to clean them or to sleep. They also look and feel like natural teeth, and you can eat, speak, and smile with confidence knowing that your teeth are secure.

What are the advantages of dental implant restoration?

Dental implant restorations have several advantages, including:

  • A natural look and feel: Since the crown is custom-made to match your natural teeth, it will blend in seamlessly.
  • Long-lasting: With proper care, dental implant restorations can last a lifetime.
  • Improved oral health: Dental implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss and keeping your remaining teeth healthy.
  • Convenience: Unlike dentures, which must be removed for cleaning, you can care for your dental implant restoration just like your natural teeth.

What is the implant placement process like?

The implant placement process involves several steps, which may take several months to complete:

  1. Consultation: Our dental team will evaluate your oral health and determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants.
  2. Implant placement: The implant is surgically placed into the jawbone, where it will fuse with the bone through osseointegration.
  3. Healing period: After implant placement, you will need to allow time for the implant to fully integrate with your jawbone. This healing period typically lasts several months.
  4. Abutment placement: Once your implant has fully integrated with your jawbone, an abutment is attached to the implant to hold your crown in place.
  5. Crown placement: Finally, your custom-made crown is attached to the abutment, completing the restoration process.
  6. With the use of oral conscious sedation or nitrous oxide, our team will ensure your complete comfort. 

After your restoration is complete, you will need to take care of your new teeth just as you would your natural teeth. This includes brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings.

In conclusion, dental implant restorations offer a permanent, natural-looking solution for missing teeth. The implant placement process involves several steps, and it’s important to choose an experienced dentist who specializes in dental implant restorations to ensure the best results. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.

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