Dental implants are a great option to replace missing teeth. They provide stable support for a dental prosthetic and, because they are fused into the jawbone, offer the same level of strength and functionality as a natural tooth. At DeAngelis Family Dentistry in Carlsbad, CA, we provide dental implant restorations.
Before the restoration can be placed, the dental implant must be completely fused into the jawbone. This takes approximately four months after the surgery at the dental specialist’s office to screw the implant into the bone.
Dental implant restorations (usually a crown) are created in a dental laboratory and designed to look and feel like natural teeth. They are custom-made according to impressions taken at the dentist’s office in order to ensure that the dental prosthetic fits with the rest of the natural teeth. The restoration is also color-matched so that it blends in with the rest of the smile. Once it has been created, it will be placed onto the dental implant and adjustments made as necessary for a perfect fit and bite.