What Is Dental Implant Restoration?
Dental implant restoration is a treatment that involves the creation of an artificial tooth to replace one that is missing. Implants are generally made of titanium, a material that has been found to be so biocompatible that your body fuses to it instead of rejecting it. If you are looking for a restoration most like having your own teeth back and one that is likely to last you your lifetime, dental implants meet that criteria. They can be used for single teeth, multiple teeth or even your entire mouth instead of dentures.
While you may see TV commercials that make claims of teeth in a day, that is a bit misleading as those are temporary teeth and meant for a soft diet. In reality it takes a minimum of 4 months for your body to grow bone around implants that is solid enough to chew on. The typical case ends up taking 6-9 months from start to finish. During that time temporary restorations can be made so you won’t have a space and can function normally.
In our office, we have a periodontist, Dr. Erin Breen on staff to place implants right in our office. Dr. Fried, Dr. Werman and Dr. Thomas all can restore implants placed by her as well as any implants placed outside of our office.
If you are considering implants, the first step would be to set up a consultation with one of our doctors. We will evaluate your situation and go over all the possible options you have, as well as the advantages and disadvantages, cost and time involved of each option.