A dental implant is made of three main portions. The first is the new root, a biocompatible implant post. The second is an abutment connecting the post and restoration. But the third part, the implant restoration, is what makes them look natural. In today’s blog, your Astoria, NY, dentist will explain how we design and create implant restorations to ensure you can smile with confidence.
Placing Your New Roots
First, let’s talk about the roots. These screw-like devices are tiny and made from biocompatible titanium, so the body accepts them as natural structure. They bond with the bone tissue through osseointegration, which prevents the breakdown of jaw structure that typically occurs following tooth loss. Your new roots could stay in place for decades to come with proper care and attention, and could even last a lifetime for some patients. They will be guided into place with the help of digital technology and an experienced oral surgeon, and bond with the bone tissue over a period of three to six months.
The posts are the base that supports your new smile. For an individual one, we will take detailed impressions and measurements of your smile with digital technology, which enables us to design and craft a crown in a dental lab setting. The completed crown will be made from lifelike materials, such as porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, or zirconia. Not only can these materials absorb daily bite forces and pressures, but they can be color-matched to blend with the rest of your smile as well, offering lifelike tooth replacement. Once osseointegration occurs, we will attach an abutment to the post to secure your new, custom restoration.
If you have lost several teeth, or nearly all of them, then multiple posts will be inserted at specific parts of each arch, which enables them to stimulate the growth of new bone tissues, and also support a prosthetic. We could attach a bridge to them, or even a full denture. The prosthetic portion is custom made with lifelike materials, ensuring a balanced, strong, and lifelike smile. They never slip, and don’t need to be removed for cleaning or soaking. You enjoy a complete and healthy smile, one designed to last for years to come. If you have any questions about using implants to replace missing teeth, or about how we create durable and lifelike restorations to complete them, then contact our team today to learn more.
Do You Have Questions About Implant Dentistry?
Our team knows that tooth loss could lead to trouble with your smile’s function and beauty, which is why we have a lifelike and durable replacement option. To learn more about the process of replacing missing teeth, then schedule a consultation by calling Jeffrey Leibowitz, DDS, in Astoria, NY, today at 718-728-8320.