Implant restoration (dental surgery)
When it comes to restoring missing teeth, dental implants are the best option due to their highly durable quality and realistic look and feel to our natural teeth. At Centrepointe Dental, we use leading technology to design durable implants to not only restore missing teeth but to also restore self-confidence.
How do dental implant restorations work?
We start at the root of the problem. Prior to creating the actual artificial teeth, we develop a replacement root that will support the tooth by acting as an anchor in the missing space within the arch. The new root is created as a titanium post that offers the highest level of stability.
From there, the patient’s bone will naturally grow and form to the titanium implant. In the case where a patient has gone without a tooth for an extended period of time, the bone and gums in that space will shrink. If this happens, we need to first perform a bone grafting procedure to grow new artificial bone in order to support the titanium root. This has become a very routine and non-invasive procedure.
The healing process and custom-made crown development
After a dental implant restoration procedure, the healing process itself is relatively quick, however, the actual implant integration into the bone can take approximately 3 to 6 months. If upon further inspection, the implant has been deemed properly secure to the bone, then a master impression of the implant is made before being sent off for the creation of a custom-made crown at the laboratory.
The finishing touches
The final stage of the restoration process is with the final fixation of the crown onto the implant. These final appointments are quick, and every subsequent appointment that follows will no longer require anesthesia. Having undergone the exceptionally reliable treatment for replacing missing teeth, you’re now on your way to getting back 100% functionality!
Do you need dental implants?
Dental implants are a much more natural feeling than dentures or bridgework, but the success of dental implants relies on a couple of different factors:
- Bone density
This will determine how structurally sound a patient’s natural bone will form to the implant.
- Gum density
This will determine how structurally sound the implant will be as it is situated in the gums.
We are here for you to answer any questions you may have. If you have any uncertainties regarding whether or not dental implants are right for you, simply fill out the form below and we will reach out to you shortly to set up an appointment.
The restoration process
The dental implant restoration process requires three appointments:
- Appointment 1:
The first appointment is where we place the actual implant itself. This is the implementation of the titanium post into the gums where the missing tooth was once situated. The procedure is quick, and once this has been done, a healing time of 3-6 months is required before the next step.
- Appointment 2:
Once our specialists have deemed the implant to be structurally sound, we begin the process of taking an impression of the implant, which will later be used in the laboratory to create the actual custom-made crown itself.
- Appointment 3:
The final appointment is where we cap it all off with the final fixation of the crown onto the implant and ensure that it is secure in its place, giving you 100% functionality with an authentic look and feel.
When are dental implants needed?
There are a few different reasons why you may need a dental implant. When damage to a certain tooth is beyond repair and a filling just won’t do, partial crowns, known as inlays or onlays, are used. However, if the entire tooth (the root and the crown) are damaged, then the entire tooth will need to be replaced. In that case, a dental implant is the answer.
Dental implant materials
In order to ensure high quality, durability, and reliability in every aspect of your dental implant, we use high-end materials that are safe for your body.
Titanium is a reliable material that has proven successful for many surgeries in the human body. When it comes to dental implants, we rely on the strength of titanium to keep your implant firm and in place.
We also proudly offer metal-free alternatives, such as ceramic zirconia, which is not only an incredibly strong material but also has a unique aesthetic that offers a realistic look and feel.
Let’s discuss your needs
Wondering whether or not dental implants are that answer for you? If you have questions about dental implants, we have answers! Fill out our form below and one of our dedicated team members will contact you.