Dental Implant Restoration
Crown dental implant is a term some of us use to describe the restoration of a dental implant. Restoration is the process of creating an artificial tooth and connecting it to the dental implant. The process of restoring a single implant, or multiple implants, starts after the implant is placed as described in ‘dental implant surgery’. After the surgery a period of at least 3 months is required to let the tissue recover and prevent further trauma.
After fitting the right abutment the dentist will take measurements of your teeth by making an impression – in this process, we take form with blue stuff that looks like play doh on it, stick it in your mouth, bite on it and not move.
Once this is completed the dentist will send the measurement out to the laboratory for them to build your final tooth. A temporary implant tooth will be placed on the abutment until the final tooth is ready to be placed.
When the final restored implant tooth is ready, your dentist will place it on the implant and final adjustments will be made if needed. From that day on your new tooth should look and function just like any other tooth in your mouth, requiring the same care and attention as all the other teeth.
A patient with a multiple implant restoration goes through the same process and the final crowns can vary between multiple single crowns or several crowns connected by a bridge or even a partial fixed denture – it all depends on the way the case was planned.