What Is Dental Implant Restoration?

Dental implant restoration is a process that involves replacing a missing tooth or teeth with artificial teeth anchored into the jawbone by a dental implant. A dental implant is typically a small titanium post that serves as the new tooth’s root. On top of this implant, a dental crown is placed, designed to look and function like a natural tooth. In some cases, multiple implants can be used to support a denture or bridge.

The restoration process generally takes place in stages and over several months. It includes the surgical placement of the implant into the jawbone, a healing period, and, finally, the placement of the artificial tooth (crown) on the implant.

Who Is Dental Implant Restoration For?

Dental implant restoration is suitable for adults who have lost one or more teeth due to decay, gum disease, injury, or other reasons and wish to replace them with a long-lasting, sturdy option. It is suitable for people with good oral health and enough bone in their jaw to support the implant. Dental implants offer a long-lasting and natural-looking solution for tooth loss, providing stability and durability comparable to natural teeth.

How Often Is Dental Implant Restoration Needed?

The need for dental implant restoration varies depending on individual circumstances. Once the implant and the prosthesis are successfully placed, they can last for many years with proper care. However, the artificial teeth (crowns) placed on the implant may need replacement due to wear and tear every 10 to 15 years, depending on factors like the individual’s chewing habits and general dental hygiene. Regular dental check-ups are crucial to assess the condition of the implant, the prosthetic restoration, and the overall oral health. The frequency of restoration needs can vary, but it is not uncommon for dental implant restorations to last 10 to 15 years or more with proper maintenance.

Interested in Learning More about Dental Implant Restoration?

Dr. Patel and his team at Colonialtown Dental have extensive experience and knowledge regarding dental implants. Colonialtown Dental has been serving Orlando and the surrounding areas for over 28 years. Book online or give us a call at 407-422-3811 today!