Types of Dental Implant Restorations
A dental implant is the artificial “root” portion of your new replacement tooth. Each implant has an special abutment that supports a fixed, visible implant restoration on top of it. Depending on how many teeth you’re missing, some of the most common dental implant restorations include:.
- Single tooth crowns (for individual implants)
- Implant-supported dental bridges (for multiple missing teeth)
- Full arch or “All-on-4” styles of restorations
- Removable overdentures/snap-in dentures
Each dental implant restoration is designed for both durability and aesthetics. Whether you’re restoring one tooth or all of them, Dr. Miller & Dr. Sieverding will be sure that your restoration is crafted so that it looks as natural and attractive as possible.
The Dental Implant Restoration Process
There are a few steps required when you’re getting dental implants. After the initial installation of your implant, it will need at least three months to integrate with the bone supporting it. After integration, we will create a small opening in the gums over your implant to attach the abutment. From there, dental impressions are made for our lab to handcraft your fixed implant restoration. A couple of weeks later, the final restoration will be attached on top of your dental implant abutment, and you’ll be on your way!
Dental Implants in Marion, IA
If you’re considering dental implants to replace your missing teeth, reserve a consultation with Dr. Miller or Dr. Sieverding in Marion today. We’ll be happy to discuss your options and answer any questions you may have, especially when it comes to dental implant restoration. Call now to get started!