DENTAL IMPLANT RESTORATION SPECIALIST
Dental Implant Restoration Q & A
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are small titanium posts placed in your jawbone to support appliances like crowns, bridges, or dentures. The process of getting dental implants involves a minor surgery in which your provider makes an incision in your gums to access the bone. Then, they drill a hole in your jawbone to replace the root of the original tooth. Placing an implant helps prevent the bone loss that occurs in your jaw when the root is missing its original support.
After several weeks of healing, your provider reopens the incision to place an attachment piece called an abutment on the implant. The abutment provides a sturdy and secure place for your restorations to attach to the implant.
What is dental implant restoration?
A dental implant restoration is a device designed to attach to your dental implant and replace one or several original teeth. The team at Michael S. Yung DDS creates your restorations to look nearly identical to your original teeth after a thorough examination of their sizes, shapes, and shades.
A crown is a single replacement tooth that attaches to a single implant abutment. Your provider cements the crown to the abutment and makes sure it fits comfortably and looks natural.
A denture replaces several teeth. If you need to restore many teeth in a row, your provider can create your implant restoration with fewer implants than the one per tooth you’ll need for crowns.
What are the benefits of dental implant restoration?
Dental implant restorations provide a number of benefits that you can’t get from traditional bridges and other tooth replacement options. You might consider dental implant restoration because:
- You don’t have to restrict your diet
- They’re durable and sturdy
- They don’t rely on healthy teeth for support
- They look realistic
- They feel like your natural teeth
- Your remaining healthy teeth won’t drift into the gaps
If you want to discuss the benefits of dental implant restoration or have a dental implant that needs restoration, your provider can give you all the information during your consultation at Michael S. Yung DDS.
For more information about dental implant restoration and how the process works, call Michael S. Yung DDS or book an appointment online today.