When it comes to placing implants, it takes a dental team. They will assess and plan dental implant placement and restoration. The team also fabricates the crowns, bridgework or dentures that will attach to the implant. A dental team will consist of a dental surgical specialist, a periodontist, oral surgeon, or a general dentist who has training in implant surgery. A dental laboratory technician is what fabricates the dentures or bridgework. #downbythebay
When a dental implant is placed, it will require a surgical procedure where precision channels are created in the jawbone. The implant is then fitted into the sites so they are in intimate contact with the bone. With a traditional implant, 2 to 6 months will need to go by for the implant to fuse to the bone before a tooth restoration can be attached to them to complete the process. Dental Implants Mobile AL
Single Tooth Replacement: Immediately after or at the same time the implant is placed, an abutment is attached to the implant. This device joins the implant to a tooth form, called a crown. This is what replaces the tooth part you see in the mouth. A custom-made crown will be fabricated in a dental laboratory. It will match your existing teeth. The custom crown is then cemented onto the abutment to permanently keep it in place. Once this crown is placed, you wont be able to tell it from your natural teeth! Dental Implants Mobile AL
Fixed Multiple Tooth Replacement: Just like with single tooth replacement, a temporary healing cap (abutment) is placed on multiple implants until the healing phase is done. After that, permanent abutments are attached to the implants. A dental lab will still fabricate the crowns or bridgework. #sweetwaterdentist The final step, the custom bridge will replace multiple teeth. Its cemented onto the abutments. All these teeth can be replaced without disturbing the healthy teeth that lie next to them and the bone loss is halted.
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