Implant restoration is the process by which artificial teeth are inserted into a gap in the mouth, by connecting to a dental implant. You can have a single implant or multiple implants inserted depending on the number of gaps in your mouth. The implant restoration starts with dental implant surgery. The dentist inserts an implant into the jaw. The implant then infuses with the jaw bone, and the tissue around it heals from trauma. The gum healing process takes about three to six months.
When the tissues are healed, the dentist usually punctures a hole in your gum just above the location of the dental implants. The abutments are screwed into these holes so that they align with the top of the implants. Abutments are metal cylinders onto which the artificial tooth is built. Your Brooklyn dentist will determine the color, width, length, and angle of the dental implant. The dentist tries to ensure that the final teeth look almost like the patient’s natural teeth and blend in with the other teeth.
Once the abutments have been fitted and screwed right, your dentist will measure your teeth by making an impression of the teeth. The process of making an impression involves taking a mold with some dental putty that looks like artificial clay and tells you to bite it without moving the teeth in any other direction.
These measurements are sent to the laboratory where they are used to build the final teeth. You will be given a temporary crown on the abutment to maintain your smile until the final tooth is ready. Once the tooth is ready, the temporary tooth crown is removed and the permanent one inserted. The dentist may make a few adjustments to ensure a good fit. This process is repeated for every gap that needs to be filled with a dental implant.