Teeth restoration is a process by which artificial teeth are inserted into a gap in the mouth, by connecting them to a dental implant. You can have a single or multiple implants inserted if you have several gaps in your mouth. The implant restoration starts with dental implant surgery. The dentist inserts an implant into the jaw. The implant is let to infuse with the jaw bone and the tissue around it to heal from the trauma. The gum healing process takes about three to six months.
When the tissues are healed, the dentist usually punctures a hole in your gum just above the location of the dental implants. The abutments are screwed into these holes so that they come on top of the implants. Abutments are metal cylinders onto which the artificial tooth is built. Your Smile a While Dental dentist will determine the color, width, length, and angle of the dental implant. The dentist tries to ensure that the final teeth look like the patient’s natural teeth and blend in with the other teeth.
Once the abutments have been fitted and screwed in, your dentist will measure your teeth by making an impression of the teeth. The process of making an impression involves taking a mold with some dental putty that looks like artificial clay and tells you to bite it without moving the teeth in any other direction.
These measurements are sent to the laboratory where they are used to build the final teeth. You will be given a temporary crown on the abutment to maintain your smile until the final tooth is ready. Once the tooth is ready, the temporary tooth crown is removed and the permanent one inserted. The dentist may make a few adjustments to ensure a good fit. This process is repeated for every gap that needs to be filled with a dental implant.
Restoration of the Bridge
Bridge restoration is similar to an implant restoration where several crowns are fixed to an inserted bridge. The bridge is made of the false tooth(called pontic) and two crowns on either side of the crown. The bridge fits into the gap on the gap and is supported by the other teeth. The dentist cements a fixed denture in place such that it cannot be removed.
Implant Retained Denture
You can also have an implant retained denture. This restoration is similar to a bridge, but it is held in place through a dental implant. This makes it hold in place and removes the need to remove it every night when going to bed.
There is a low risk for trapped food underneath the false teeth plate which may lead to an infection, and minimal risk that you might develop sores due to the friction between the denture and the gum. The implant retained denture can also be customized according to the shape and the changes in the gum. Talk to your Smile a While Dental dentist on the dental implants and other options available for restoring your lost teeth.