Replacing your missing teeth is important for health reasons as well as aesthetics. Everyone wants a beautiful smile. When you have missing teeth, especially anterior teeth, your smile is compromised. There are options for replacing those teeth. The most natural-looking option is the dental implant restoration.
Dental implants consist of three main components, the body, the abutment and the crown. The implant body is a biocompatible titanium post which is planted in the jawbone with precision. The procedure is most often performed by an oral surgeon specializing in dental implants.
The next part is the abutment. This component fits on the titanium post. Once the area of the implant has healed sufficiently and the post has merged with the bone in the jaw, the abutment is added. The abutment is situated in such a way that the final piece, which is the porcelain crown, can be placed to look like the natural tooth.
The crown is created to perfectly match your other teeth. It is then placed on the abutment so that it meets with the gum line and resembles a natural tooth. Family Smiles Dental crafts beautiful lifelike crowns, making it almost impossible to distinguish the implant from your natural teeth.
Dental implants have been in service for a few decades. The success rate for these oral prosthetics is around 95%. However, even with that high rate, occasionally the crown on an implant may fail or become damaged and need to be replaced. We offer implant repair at Family Smiles Dental. If the body of the implant is intact and the area is healthy, we can restore the look of your implant, providing you with a new crown that looks as good and natural as your own teeth.
If you have older implants that need servicing, contact Family Smiles Dental today. Book an appointment for an exam and consultation.