Dental implants are designed to be a permanent teeth replacement. The implants are individually fabricated using the patient’s specific mouth measurements as a guide, which allows the new teeth to look just like the natural tooth did. The team at CONFIDENT provides expertly crafted and installed dental implants to provide their patients with the best smiles in the state.
Dental implants are made in a dental laboratory. The main part of the implant is made out of titanium or a mixture of titanium and other compatible metals. This part of the implant will be placed in the jaw to keep the replacement tooth anchored. The tooth part of the implant is also made of titanium or titanium alloy. The teeth are each made to the patient’s own measurements to ensure a natural-looking and well-fitted result. Custom crowns, typically made of porcelain or ceramic, are made for each dental implant. The crowns will then be permanently adhered to the teeth, creating natural-looking white teeth replacements.
The process can vary because each patient may be at a different stage in terms of teeth loss. Many people need to have decayed, damaged, broken or otherwise non-viable teeth removed before starting the process. Only when the patient is healed from the teeth removal can the process start. In the first part of the dental implant process, the dentist will create a gum incision to access the jawbone beneath. A hole will then be drilled into the jaw to create a home for dental implant base. The base needs to become fully entrenched in the jaw after that, so it will be as long as several months before the next appointment. The dentist will next re-open the gums to place an abutment into the base. This abutment features a screw that the replacement tooth will attach to. Once the tooth has been put into place, the custom crown will be attached, creating a brand-new permanent tooth.
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