When disease or an accident ends in tooth loss, dental implants are an option to restoring your smile.
The single tooth implant replaces the missing tooth’s roots. Dental implants may be used to support a permanent bridge when several teeth are missing. The bridge replaces the lost natural teeth.
If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported denture can replace the missing teeth.
The first step the dentist surgically places the implant into the jaw, with the top of the implant slightly above the top of the bone. Healing is within 3 to 6 months.
The second step is to uncover the implant and attach a post or abutment to the implant. Not all cases need this second step.
The third and final step is making a dental crown and attaching the crown to the implant post.
The picture illustrates the impression coping, the step to fabricate implant crowns and implant bridges.
After Dental Implants
The final result is fully restored dentition.
A crown is a restoration that covers, or caps, a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and size. It’s purpose is to strengthen or improve the appearance of a tooth. Crowns are placed for a variety of reasons.
restore teeth when there isn’t enough tooth remaining to provide support for large fillings.
protect weak teeth from fracturing
restore fractured teeth
cover badly shaped or discolored teeth
cover dental implants.
This case improves the alignment of the maxillary front teeth.
The recessed tooth was brought in alignment with the rest of the teeth improving the smile of this patient.
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