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Everything About Implant Restoration

December 09 2019 by Refresh Dental

Everything About Implant Restoration - Refresh Dental

Introduction to Implant Restoration

Implant restoration refers to an advanced procedure used by dental specialists to help replace missing teeth. Dental implants are a painless and exceptionally reliable treatment option for people who are in good oral health, but wish to replace a missing tooth.

Dental professionals who specialize in implants are called periodontists or oral and maxillofacial surgeons (commonly known as oral surgeons). Specialists that handle dental crowns, bridges and dentures on implants are referred to as prosthodontists.

Your dentist may be able to perform every aspect of the operation themselves, or multiple dental professionals may take part in your implant restoration procedure.

Advantages of Dental Implants

What are the primary benefits of dental implants?

How do Dental Implants work?

Implants are made from titanium metal, and they're used to replicate and replace the root under natural teeth.

The implant surgically placed into the jawbone by your dentist, and requires for your jawbone to be strong enough to hold and support an implant. Your gums and natural teeth in the surrounding area must also be in good health before the surgery.

(Note: If there is not enough bone, a procedure called bone augmentation or bone grafting must be performed. This process is used to supplement bone into your jawbone for the implant.)

A dental crown (cap), custom molded and designed to look like a natural tooth, is then attached to the implant to fill the void of the missing tooth.

The implant functions as an anchor to help stabilize the crown or cap above it.

The Implant Restoration Process

There are generally three appointments involved in the implant restoration procedure. The overall procedure and its duration will depend on the integration and healing of your implant. Note: Besides for your first appointment, there are no subsequent appointments which require anaesthesia.

  1. The first appointment to the implant restoration process has your dentist surgically integrating the implant into your jawbone. You may be provided with a healing abutment (or healing cap) and/or other recommendations on the healing process by your dentist. You'll be advised to monitor the tissue healing before your next appointment.
  2. The second appointment generally happens 3-6 months later. This is where your dentist will evaluate the healing of the implant. If everything looks great, your dentist will create a master impression of the implant. Then, a crown is custom designed by the lab for your next appointment.
  3. Once the crown is designed, your dentist will fix the crown to the implant at your third and final appointment.

Implants Restoration Aftercare

Be sure to brush, floss and keep your gums and oral health in check both before and after the implant restoration procedure.

Regular dental checkups are also important so your dentist can follow up on the healing process as well as checking on your bite following the procedure.

Refresh Dental is Happy to Help

If you have any questions or would like to speak to Refresh Dental regarding implant restoration, feel free to give us a call at 780-705-5557 or click here to book an appointment with us today.

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