Dental Implant Restoration
If you’re looking to fix a missing tooth and regain your smile but temporary dentures are not an option that works for you, Dr. Luisa Snyder and at Fairmount Dental Center may suggest dental implant restoration. Even though the process of dental implant restoration might take several months, the vast majority of patients believe it is well worth the wait since it provides an efficient solution to oral health issues. We understand how overwhelming dental procedures might be; at Fairmount Dental Center we let you know what you can expect with a dental implant restoration.
What is Dental Implant Restoration?
Generally, a dental implant restoration consists of two primary components. The implant functions as an artificial root, and the restoration that covers the replacement of the missing tooth. Dental crowns are the most typical restoration attached to implants; however, they may also act as a base for other restorations, such as dentures and dental bridges. Getting a dental implant restoration at Fairmount Dental Center often involves two surgical processes.
Dental Implant Restoration Procedure
At the beginning of treatment, you will be evaluated by Dr. Luisa Snyder to verify whether or not you are a candidate for dental implants. Since implants are anchored into the jawbone, they must be strong enough to support the weight. Those who do not have the necessary bone density for implants might have to undergo bone grafting to be considered for the procedure.
During the initial stage of the operation, a local anesthetic will be administered to the region. Dr. Luisa Snyder may need to create an incision in the gums to access the jaw. After drilling a hole in the jaw, the implant will be placed inside. Osseointegration is the process by which the implant becomes one with the surrounding bone tissue over a few months, securing its position. Due to this, the implant becomes an integral part of the jaw, resulting in superior stability.
During your second visit, the incision created to provide access to the implant will need to be reopened. Before the incision is closed with sutures, an abutment is fastened to the implant. An impression will be taken to make the restoration attached to the crown. After the second procedure, you won't have to worry about getting a restoration until you've had a couple of weeks to recover from the first one. After removing soft gum tissues, an abutment will be secured over the implant.
Dental crowns are created in a laboratory after impressions of the teeth are obtained. You may need to make multiple trips to the facility to ensure that the crown is properly fitted and polished. Following the fitting process, the dental crown is securely fastened. If done conventionally, the full process of restoration, including bone grafting, may take anywhere from nine months to one year. However, it may be completed in a single day using more sophisticated approaches.
Schedule Your Consultation with Us Today
Now that you're aware of what to expect during a dental implant restoration process, it's time to take the first step and schedule your evaluation with Dr. Luisa Snyder. Contact Fairmount Dental Center by calling us at (503) 967-0877 today.