The most natural looking and permanent restorative dentistry treatment is the dental implant restoration. This technique takes place in two stages beginning with the replacement of the tooth root. Since the root must fuse properly with the bone before proceeding, there may be a considerable delay between stages, as much as 6 months.
Once the implant has fully fused with the bone, the second stage of the implant restoration, placing the crowns on the implants, is done. This will ensure that your implant is firmly anchored in place before a permanent crown is cemented over the implant. After that, your dental care will be very much like caring for your natural teeth. Dr. Yu will explain care techniques in more detail at this point.
Bone grafting may also be indicated in some cases. Your dentist will consult with you after a thorough examination and x-rays to determine whether you are a candidate for this procedure and what steps would be involved.
Though dental implants are the most permanent technique for replacing missing teeth, still there are times when implants may require occasional repairs. One common reason for the need for repair is bone loss or implant loss due to peri-implantitis caused by bacterial plaque. For this reason, it is very important to maintain strict oral hygiene when fitted with dental implants. Another cause of implant failure include teeth clenching or grinding.
Your dentist will consult with you to determine the cause of the implant failure and choose the correct repair option.
Contact our office today and let us discuss all the many ways to get the smile you've always wanted. We look forward to seeing you at Avalon Dental Group, where a smile awaits you.