How Do You Place Dental Implant Restorations?

We’ve looked at bridges and dentures, but what about implants? These offer the most secure and long-lasting solution to tooth loss, with some lasting for decades and others a lifetime. What does the placement process entail? How do you restore dental implants to ensure they blend with the smile?

Try Our Quiz on Restoring Dental Implants

  1. True or False: Placement requires oral surgery.
  2. True or False: The dental implant acts like a new root.
  3. True or False: We restore them with dental crowns.
  4. True or False: Multiple implants can secure a denture.

Answer Key

  1. True. An oral surgeon will choose the area and then insert the dental implant directly into the jawbone. After placement, the area will require between three and four months to heal. Afterward, we can complete the new tooth with a restoration.
  2. True. Part of the healing process involves the jawbone bonding with the implant, which is made from a biocompatible titanium material. The body then registers the new tooth as a tooth root, supplying doses of calcium and phosphorus to the surrounding jawbone and stimulating jawbone growth, which helps preserve facial structure and ensure your new tooth can last decades.
  3. True. After the area heals, we add an abutment to the new tooth. We can then attach a dental crown, which is made from ceramic. We custom-make the restoration to ensure it blends with your smile and looks completely natural. The crown can also withstand powerful bite forces and pressures.
  4. True. We can place one to three to secure a fixed dental bridge, or between six and eight per arch to anchor a complete denture in place. If you have any questions about replacing missing teeth, then please contact our office today.

Ready to Try Dental Implants?

At Jeffrey Leibowitz, DDS, we can provide a natural looking and strong tooth replacement option with implant dentistry. We’ve proudly served our patients in Astoria, NY (including Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and all surrounding communities) since 1991. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Leibowitz, call our office in Astoria today at 718-728-8320.