Dental Implant Restoration Process
As you heal from surgery over the course of a few months, the implant and bone fuse together in a process called osseointegration. This not only provides your restorative with added stability, it also preserves and nourishes your jawbone, so you don’t lose any additional bone tissue. Without a root or implant to stimulate new bone growth, your jaw will begin to deteriorate and the structure of your face will change—unfortunately not for the better. Most people begin to take on a more haggard and older appearance. Implants help you avoid this.
Once the implant and surrounding bone tissue are fully bonded, you’ll return to our office to have the tooth restoration attached to the implant. A porcelain crown is usually chosen to complete a single implant or implant retained partial or full dentures can be affixed to several implants when several teeth are missing.
An implant procedure is completed in two phases: the placement phase and the restoration phase. Click on the links below to learn more about each:
- Implant Placement
- Implant Restoration
- Implant Retained Prosthetics
Are you tired of your traditional bridge, partial, or full denture? Let us talk to you about what is possible with dental implants. Dental implants have the look and feel of natural teeth thanks to the small, metal implants that are surgically placed in the jaw during the first phase of treatment (a phase known as the placement phase). Following this phase, your new implant(s) will have the opportunity to fuse with the bone tissue in your jaw. This fusion process lays the foundation for the second phase of treatment, known as the restoration phase.
During the restoration phase, your new crown or denture will be attached to your existing implant(s). Your restoration, which our lab will carefully fabricate according to a very specific design, will match the color and size of your natural teeth. Our goal is to give you the most natural results possible in a restoration that blends seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
Imagine yourself enjoying hard-to-chew foods again, like corn-on-the-cob or apples. With dental implants, you can. Your speech and appearance may also improve, for even better confidence and well being.