Implant crowns dentistry is one of the more popular and effective ways to replace teeth that are missing. An implant crown is a titanium screw/appliance that is inserted in the bone where the missing tooth used to be. The surgical placement is done either by a Periodontist or an Oral Surgeon. Dr. Gilbert works with various surgeons in the area and will guide the patient in the selection of both the surgeon and implant system. Once the implant is placed, 2-6 months of healing is required before the patient is ready to have the implant crowns, implant restored/crowned. Dr. Gilbert, as a general dentist, steps in and places the crown which is cemented to the implant abutment.
Dental implants can offer several permanent solutions including:
- They can replace single missing teeth for good
- They can replace multiple missing teeth
- To help hold a denture
- It can replace the need for a denture
- It can restore lip support, minimize wrinkles and keep a good facial profile
- They can maintain the facial structures’ integrity by preventing bone loss
- They can provide long term aesthetics and bright confident smiles.
To further explain the functionality of implants, we have to understand where exactly they are placed. Unsurprisingly, they are placed in the sockets left by missing teeth. However, it is not as easy as just putting the implant at the empty spot. A surgical procedure is carried as mentioned above. And when an adequate amount of time passes, a crown, bridge, or denture is placed on the implant this term. While the implant placed will strengthen as well as preserve the bone, the gaps left unrestored will begin natural bone loss. Missing teeth can hurt self-confidence severely whereas unstable dentures can bring more social embarrassment.
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