Dental implants are the primary choice for patients to get their missing teeth restored. Implants are prosthetic teeth that are a combination of a titanium stud and a ceramic crown that looks exactly like a natural tooth. They are highly sought-after owing to some excellent features such as strength, stability, durability, life-like aesthetics, and longevity.
The dentist will conduct an initial diagnosis during which we will take multiple X-rays and scans of the mouth. This gives us a better view of the underlying jawbone and the positioning of the teeth. The data from the scans will be used to determine your candidacy for implants. Your overall health, dental history, presence of gum diseases, etc. will also be taken into consideration.
The ceramic crown that replaces the visible tooth structure will be fabricated in a dental laboratory using digital impressions as a reference. Meanwhile, the dentist will carefully place the metal implant in your jawbone after drilling a hole in it. The entire procedure will be carried out with you under the influence of anesthesia to eliminate pain and discomfort. After the surgery, a suitable healing period of a few months will be recommended.
During the next appointment, a connecting element called the abutment would be placed on the implant. It helps to connect the crown to the metal post. The ceramic crown will be placed on the implant and checked for fit and comfort. Minor adjustments will be made to ensure it fits perfectly in position, after which the dentist polishes it to enhance its luster.
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