Implant Restorations





A dental implant is a metal-usually titanium-part that is shaped like a screw. It is surgically placed into the jaw bone where a tooth is missing. 


A properly placed dental implant has has three basic parts:

  1. the portion that is planted in the jaw bone takes the form and function of a natural root 
  2. the abuttment part that connects the implant in the jaw bone to the ceramic crown that will be by another screw.
  3. the ceramic crown that replaces the form and function of the natural tooth which was extracted.







First, a cone beam scan is necessary to find the area where there is good thickness and height of bone, where the final implant crown will occlude together properly with an opposing arch tooth, and away from the blood vessels and nerves running through the bone.


Then a special implant drill is used to make room to fit the dental implant without mechanical stress. Sometimes, bone graft is necessary to ensure the proper fit.  Top of the implant will be covered with a “healing abuttment” while the implant integrates into the bone over the next 3 months. 


When your implant surgery is completed and healed, you are half-way through the treatment of replacing missing tooth/teeth.




Another use for dental implants is to make a more secured dentures for those who have lost all the teeth.  In such case, a few number of implants, such as 2 implants in each upper or lower arch, can be used to have the dentures connected to the implants.  With implant-retained dentures, it is easier to talk, eat, and socialize than a traditional denture which relies solely on the suction to the tissues (on the upper arch) and/or denture glue.


And the best part? No one will have to know you are wearing dentures!  Call and make an appointment to see if you are a good match for implant procedures.




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