Implant Restorations

Implant Restorations

Posted by DR. WHETSTONE on Mar 2 2020, 10:31 PM

Missing teeth can take away your confidence, interfere with your interaction in society, even prevent you from smiling or participating in daily activities. Restoring missing teeth can improve the way a person looks, their health, and also self-confidence. Dental implant restoration is a process in which missing teeth can be replaced.

What is dental implant restoration?

Dental implant restoration is a procedure in which an artificial tooth is created to replace the missing tooth. In this process, the artificial tooth is attached to an implanted root, a titanium post, which fuses with the bone over time. 

What is the procedure involved in dental implant restoration?

Usually, implant restoration involves a two-step process. The time required for an implant restoration might vary from person to person. It also depends on whether other teeth need to be extracted before the implants can be placed. If you go for a single tooth implant, then it can be done in a day.

Otherwise, in order to cover the location of the missing natural tooth, the dentist will place one or more implants precisely into the jaw bone. After the placement of implants into the jaw bone, during a process called “osseointegration,” the implant fuses within the bone and heals.

As the implants fuse, the dentist will take the impressions or digital scans of the teeth and bite. For creating a customized connector post or abutment and a crown, these measurements are essential. As the customized abutment and crown get ready, they are attached to the dental implant.

What are the benefits of dental implant restoration?

Implant restoration can act as a solution for people who are affected by missing teeth and who do not intend to wear dentures. Many undergo implant restoration process, after discovering their benefits. Implant restorations have many advantages over other alternative options, which include:

  • Implant restoration is a permanent way of replacing your missing teeth.
  • Your way of speaking can be improved.
  • Your ability to eat and chew properly could be restored.
  • Your facial features will get more refined once the teeth are restored.
  • Teeth are held in their own place.
  • You don’t have to worry about them getting shifted.

 

Call us (650) 322-8572 or schedule an online appointment with Dr. Whetstone for a consultation at our office in Palo Alto, CA.


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