When we place a dental implant, we have the ability to address tooth loss with a long-lasting post that acts as a new root. But what about the visible part, the portion people see whenever you laugh or smile? In today’s blog, your Astoria, NY, dentist will discuss how we design and create a lifelike dental crown to restore your new tooth.
The Benefits of a Dental Implant
A dental implant replaces your lost tooth. While a crown-secured bridge or partial could do the same thing, they don’t offer the same benefits as a dental implant. Instead of relying on crowns, suction, or metal clasps to stay in place, a titanium post is inserted into the jawbone. Since the post is biocompatible, it bonds with the bone structure like a natural root, which stimulates the growth of bone tissue and prevents the loss of mass and density that follows tooth loss. Meaning instead of requiring replacement every few years the way a bridge or denture could, these could last for decades to come, and in some cases even a lifetime. Following the placement of the new root portion, our team will be ready to attach a restoration that looks natural.
Designing Your Restoration
The restoration will be in the form of a dental crown, one affixed to the post with an abutment. We take care when designing them for a number of reasons. We want to ensure they absorb daily bite forces and preserve the balance of your bite to help prevent further oral health complications. We also want to ensure the material we use can be tinted to blend with the color of surrounding teeth, so you enjoy a lifelike appearance as well. Each one is custom-made using digital scanning technology and a 3D computer model, ensuring fabrication with precision and accuracy.
Crowns and Dentures
While crowns are perfect for addressing individual missing teeth, what about cases in which you’ve lost more than one tooth? Again, we can custom-make bridges and dentures, but then attach them to multiple implant posts. Patients then enjoy a secure and long-lasting replacement ready to stay in place for decades and never slip when eating or speaking. If you have any questions about addressing missing teeth, or about our approach to implant restoration, then contact our team today. Why not schedule the first consultation to start your journey to a complete smile in 2021?
Do You Have Questions About Dental Implants?
We want to help you maintain a full and functional smile once again with a lifelike prosthetic. To learn more about addressing missing teeth with implant dentistry and custom dental prosthetics, then schedule a consultation by calling Jeffrey Leibowitz, DDS, in Astoria, NY, today at 718-728-8320.