Dental implant restoration is a way of replacing a tooth that is not a temporary or removable solution like dentures. It is growing in popularity as patients see how permanent it is and how much it looks like a natural tooth. With implant restoration, an artificial tooth is made in order to replace one that is missing and is a part of an implant that is placed into the jaw bone.
Getting a Dental Implant
First, there is a consultation about your implant. Dr. Harrington or Dr. Tron will take a look at the space and make sure that you are able to get an implant. If you don’t have enough bone to hold onto an implant, you may have to get a bone graft first to add more volume to the bone so that it can support one.
When you do get an implant, it happens in a few visits to the office. First, there is the implant surgery. This is when the titanium implant post is installed into the jaw and allowed to fuse to it. This is a quick surgery in which you will most likely be sedated to keep you as comfortable as possible. After this, there are a few months needed for it to heal and to fuse to the bone.
Once the gums and bone have healed, an abutment can be placed over the post, and this will hold the crown when it is installed. This also needs some time to heal before the implant can be finished. The last step is to install the crown over the abutment. The crown will be made to fit perfectly and will look just like your other teeth. It will be the color of your other teeth, so there’s no way to tell that it isn’t a natural tooth.
The entire procedure takes about six months to complete, though it can take more in some circumstances. This is due to the time it takes to wait for each stage to heal before starting the next.
Replacing Your Tooth
Implant restoration is a great way to restore a missing tooth. It is so popular that hundreds of thousands of these procedures are conducted each year in the U.S. That’s due to the many benefits of using this type of tooth restoration. Not only does the tooth function just like a natural tooth when you chew or talk, but it also looks just like one. It looks great when you smile.
This type of restoration is highly durable and is likely to last you for life. For people who want a permanent solution to the loss of a tooth, a dental implant restoration is a smart choice. At North Florida Dentistry, we can take care of the full procedure instead of you having to go to different offices for different steps.
In many offices, you have to be referred to a different oral surgeon’s office before coming back to get the crown installed. With our services, there is no worry about information being transferred or different offices to find. We can do every part of your implant restoration and keep you comfortable for every step of it.
When you see the dentist at North Florida Dentistry, you can ask about this procedure and whether it’s right for you. Give us a call today to schedule your dental exam and cleaning or to get a consultation about an implant restoration.