While the benefits of dental implants are wonderful, you may not be that familiar with the entirety of the replacement. As you know, the implant is a post, which replaces missing roots. It’s the implant restoration that is the artificial tooth (or set of teeth) that will rest on those implants, giving you the part of your teeth that you can see and that you use for chewing and speaking. Since this may be relatively new to you, let’s start at the beginning with important factors.
#1: What They Include
Implant restorations include the prosthetic tooth or teeth that we will secure onto your dental implant post or posts. So, what might these be, you ask? Restorations that replace the crowns of missing teeth can include:
- A dental crown
- Dental bridge
- Partial denture
- Full denture
#2: When You Receive Them
First, you need to receive your dental implants. This takes place through a surgical procedure. The post will be placed where your tooth’s roots once resided, within your jaw tissue. Over time, the post and the bone tissue of your jaw will fuse, making this anchor for your implant restoration a very solid one.
#3: How To Decide
Not sure what you need? Trying to figure out if you want crowns and dental implants, if you want to replace your multiple missing teeth with a larger prosthetic, etc.? No worries. This is complicated stuff! Spend time talking it over with us and we’ll help you narrow down your options and make a decision.
Treat Your Smile Well By Considering Implants
Speak with us and go through the details of implants and implant restorations, so you can determine whether this is a smart solution for your tooth loss. To schedule a visit for in Lake Orion, MI, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry today at 248-693-6213.