Dental implants offer complete restoration of the teeth that are missing. They are composed of three main components, the metal implant stud, a ceramic tooth-like prosthetic crown, and a connecting abutment. They work in unison and ensure the natural tooth that was extracted is restored to perfection.
Why are implants the best tooth restoratives?
- Implants offer excellent strength and stability. Alternatives such as bridges and dentures aren't as strong as implants.
- When it comes to the aesthetics of one's smile, dental implants are as good as any restoration could get. The ceramic crown that fits on the metal implant can be customized to a great extent to ensure life-like appearance.
- The implant stud will be placed in the jawbone. This prevents the remaining teeth from drifting from their orthodontically right positions after a tooth is extracted.
- Since the implant stud has grooves on its surface, it holds the jawbone intact and prevents bone deterioration.
- Patients who get an implant restoration done will be able to bite and chew food like they used to before.
- Most important of all, you'll get your beautiful and confident smile back.
How is an implant restoration done?
Patients who wish to get their missing tooth replaced by an implant need to qualify a few conditions. Some of them are jawbone health, placement gap available for inserting the implant, the extent of teeth drifting, gum disease, overall condition of health, etc. Based on these, your candidacy for implants will be decided.
Once all the conditions are satisfied, we will get on with the implant placement procedure. Local anesthesia will be administered to the gums to numb the tissues and prevent pain and discomfort during the surgery. Highly sophisticated and advanced dental instruments are used to make a tiny hole in the jawbone where the implant stud will be placed. Once inserted in place, a sufficient healing period is recommended to ensure the implant adheres well to the jawbone.
During the next visit, we will place the prefabricated ceramic crown on the implant. During this, a connecting element called the abutment will be used to secure the crown to the implant. Along with it, dental adhesives will be used to firmly attach the crown. The dentist then polishes the crown to make it look as natural as possible. To ensure the patient's bite isn't affected by the restoration, the dentist would conduct a bite test.
Learn more about implants by requesting an appointment with our Concord Dentist. Call our office or request an appointment online.