When we place an individual dental implant, we help provide the base for a long-lasting and durable tooth replacement. But what about the visible part? How do we add a restoration to ensure your new tooth looks natural and allows you to enjoy your favorite foods again? In today’s blog, your Livonia, MI, dentist talks about restoring implants with crowns.
Placing Your New Root
First, let’s talk a little about how the dental implant supports your new smile. The implant itself is a post made from titanium. We insert this screw-like device directly into the jawbone, where it bonds with the one tissue since titanium is biocompatible. The process, known as osseointegration, will ensure a secure base for your new smile. We could provide an individual tooth replacement, or insert several to secure a bridge, partial, or even full set of dentures. We even have All-On-Four and mini options for those who have lost mass and density in the jawbone due to tooth loss.
Creating a Custom Crown
That now we know about the new roots. Let’s talk about the part people will see when you smile. For an individual option, we will craft a restoration based on detailed impressions created with digital images. The crown will be crafted from strong materials, such as porcelain and zirconia, the kind that absorb daily bite forces and pressures and provide a dependable chewing surface. The materials we use can also be color-matched to blend with the smile, and often contain stain-resistant properties. We attach an abutment to the implant post, and then connect the crown to it.
Completing Your New Smile
What if you have multiple missing teeth? With digital technology, our team can also plan and craft a bridge or denture, connecting it to the posts with abutments. These custom prosthetics will be lifelike in appearance and able to withstand the daily pressures expected of natural teeth. They will be fixed in place and never slip when you eat or speak. You also enjoy new teeth that last much longer than traditional bridges or removable dentures, often offering a lifetime of replacement with proper care and attention. If you have any questions about how we craft a custom crown, or about addressing tooth loss with implant dentistry, then contact our team today. We’re ready to help you obtain a full smile again in 2021, so you can smile with confidence!
Do You Have Any Questions About Dental Implants?
We want to help you maintain a full smile with a long-lasting and durable tooth replacement option. To learn more about the placement of dental implants, then call James Stewart, DDS, dental implant office in Livonia, MI, at (734) 425-4400. We also serve the residents of Farmington, Plymouth, Dearborn Heights, and all surrounding communities.