When it comes to tooth replacement, there are few solutions as effective for the long-term as dental implants. With the help of our in-house periodontist Dr. Melody Ward, you can have your implant placed entirely in the office! Once your implant has fully healed, you can start going over your restoration options with our dentists Dr. Devon Conklin and Dr. Charlie Ward.
Pretty soon, you’ll have a smile that’s worth getting excited about. Contact our office to learn more about implant-retained crowns and bridges today!
If you’re only missing a single tooth, your dental implant can be restored using an implant-retained crown. After the implant portion is placed inside your jaw, it will begin undergoing a process known as osseointegration. This bonding between bone and titanium is what gives the implant such a strong foundation for decades to come. The healing process will take anywhere from three to six months to complete.
Once fully fused, we’ll begin designing and fabricating your permanent implant-retained crown. The crown is attached to the implant via an abutment, which acts as a connector between the two components. Once attached, you can rest knowing that it will look incredibly natural compared to the rest of your teeth.
If you’re missing between two and three teeth, an implant-retained bridge can be used. Keep in mind that this bridge is much more secure and longer-lasting than a traditional bridge.
Instead of using natural teeth to hold your bridge, implant-retained bridges attach to two implants on either side of the bridge itself. Once the restoration is created and the implants have fully healed, the implant-retained bridge will be anchored to your implants via abutments. Just like the implant-retained crown, your bridge will be carefully designed to not just blend in with your teeth, but keep your bite as even as possible.
Is a dental implant exactly what you need? Contact our office today and get any questions you have answered!