RESTORATION OF IMPLANTS

The term "restoration" is used to refer to a temporary tooth which is attached to the implant and functions as a natural tooth. Restoration of implants includes various types, even a single restoration where only one crown is fitted through to a bridge or fixed dentures.

Today, dental implant is highly recommended to replace for bridges and dentures due to its aesthetic, strong characteristics and its longevity.

RESTORATION OF CROWNS

A restoration can involve a single tooth or several teeth which can be attached to a single implant. The implant is inserted into the jaw and allowed to fuse with the bone in a process called osseointegration which happens in 3 to 6 months.

Once the gum has healed and fusion has taken place the implant is then ready for the attachment of a metal abutment which acts as an anchor for the restoration.

The dentist will take an impression of your teeth using a mould which contains dental putty. You will be asked to bite into this putty so that the dentist has an imprint of your teeth.

This impression is sent to a laboratory for them to produce your new restoration. You will be fitted with a temporary restoration during this time.

This process is the same for both a single crown and multiple crowns.

RESTORATION OF A BRIDGE

The process is similar but there is the creation of several crowns which are then fixed to a bridge.

A bridge consists of a temporary tooth known as a pontic and two or more crowns (restorations) which are attached either side of it. This bridge slots into the space between your teeth caused by tooth loss and is supported by the other teeth.

It is different from ordinary dentures that a fixed bridge is cemented in place and cannot be removed.

RESTORATION OF AN IMPLANT RETAINED DENTURE

A denture is used to replace missing teeth (a few or all of your teeth). It consists of a plate with artificial teeth (restorations) attached to it and is worn daily.

The disadvantage of a denture is that it makes clicking noises or shifts around in the mouth.

One solution is a denture which is fixed in place with a dental implant. This is similar to a fixed bridge and removes the need to remove the dentures at night for soaking before replacing them in the morning.

The advantages of an implant retained denture are the reduced risk of trapped food particles underneath the plate which can lead to an infection and no risk of sores developing caused by friction of the denture.

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