Dental Implant Restoration
What is a dental implant restoration?
A dental implant restoration is a treatment used to replace one or more missing teeth. It involves installing a dental implant that will act as an artificial root. This can then support a crown, a bridge, or full or partial dentures. A dental implant restoration is therefore a safe option for people. Here are the steps involved in this surgical procedure.
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What does a dental implant restoration involve?
Dental implant restoration: principles and procedures
The first step in a dental implant restoration is installing the dental implant to replace the root of the tooth. This is inserted into the jaw bone by an oral surgeon. The operation requires local anaesthesia and has a high success rate. If the bone is too thin to accommodate the implant, the dentist may then recommend a bone and/or gum graft, and consequently, a gum disease treatment may follow.
The dental implant must then gradually weld itself to the bone. This process is known as osseointegration and takes between 2 and 6 months. The healing process may vary according to the technique used, the quality of the bone, and the type of restoration planned.
The types of dental restoration
The type of dental implant restoration depends on the number of lost teeth to be replaced. If you only have a single natural tooth to be replaced, the dentist will recommend dental crowns or dental bridges, which are screwed directly into the implant. This device will be designed to blend perfectly into your smile and is an ideal option.
If you need to have several adjacent teeth replaced, another treatment option is recommended. The dentist will place dentures on implants, which imitate the teeth and gums in appearance. These dentures are firmly anchored to two or more implants, which make them a good permanent solution for neighbouring teeth.
What are the benefits of a dental implant restoration?
There are many advantages to dental restorations:
- Replacement teeth are durable and can stay in place for several years or even decades.
- They offer excellent stability to all types of restorations. This makes them more comfortable in your mouth.
- They will allow you to fully regain your chewing ability.
- In the event of breakage, only the restoration will need to be repaired or replaced.
- The implant and restoration also fit discreetly into your mouth. They are more aesthetically beautiful with their natural appearance.
- The implant continues to stimulate the jaw bone, so there is less loss of bone density over the years.
What are the contraindications for a dental implant restoration?
A dental implant restoration may be contraindicated for specific health problems, such as diabetes. The anatomy of the jaw bone must also allow the implants to be placed in the correct position to accommodate fixed dentures or a crown. In addition, even with an artificial tooth, don’t forget to take care of your oral health.
Make an appointment with Clinique Dentaire Lorraine
For many years, Clinique Dentaire Lorraine has offered many general and cosmetic dental services in Lorraine, as well as more complex operations such as the root canal treatment. Our goal is to offer you quality dental care and a healthy smile with an attentive and courteous approach. We understand that your smile is your best asset, which is why we provide you with dental treatment that lives up to your expectations. If you need a dental implant restoration, speak with us now and contact us for an appointment. We will be pleased to answer all your questions.
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