Types of Dental Implant Restoration
Dr. Wilderman works with dental implant patients such as Nancy for three main reasons, including:
Tooth replacement is the most popular purpose of dental implant restoration at our practice. Dr. Wilderman can restore either one tooth or multiple teeth. If just a single tooth must be replaced, he will attach a porcelain crown to the titanium implant post.
When multiple teeth are missing, implant-supported dental bridges may be the best option. The difference between traditional removable bridges and implant-supported bridges is that the latter do not rely on surrounding natural teeth for support.
For patients who are missing most or all of their original teeth, Dr. Wilderman will suggest a partial or full set of dentures, either of which can be attached to dental implants to ensure the most stable, durable, and natural-looking results possible.
How Dental Implant Restoration Occurs
The dental implant procedure is essentially a three-step process. For maximum comfort in any restorative dentistry treatment, patients are sedated as needed.
Step 1: The oral surgeon must first prepare your gums to accept the implant. This means making an incision in the area of the missing tooth to expose either the lower or upper jawbone. Next, he will insert a titanium cylinder into the jawbone, and suture the gums with stitches.
Step 2: You may or may not be fitted with temporary restorations to get you through the ensuing three to six months of healing time. During this phase, called osseointegration, the jawbone will bond to the titanium rod insert. The doctor will outline recommendations for your optimal healing experience.
Step 3: Once the bone and cylinder have fused, it will be time for the implant restoration itself. An incision will then be made into the gums that have grown around the post. Once the artificial insert is exposed, the synthetic tooth will be carefully secured to the cylinder.
To make your recovery swift and successful, our dentist provides dental implant restoration patients in the greater Philadelphia area with specific guidance for managing pain and possible dietary restrictions during this time.
Contact Us to Learn More about Dental Implant Restoration
If you would like to learn more about dental implant restoration under the care of a trusted Philadelphia dentist, contact Artistic Expressions Dentistry. Our staff would be happy to schedule your appointment and provide you with more information.