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~ Implant Restorations

Implant Restorations  

A dental implant restoration is a form of tooth replacement that includes an implant body and a crown. The implant body is a metal post that is surgically placed in the jawbone in the place of a missing tooth. It serves a role of a root. The implant then undergoes a period of recovery, which can take between 3 and 7 months. During this period, the implant fuses with the natural bone, a process called osteointegration. 

Implant body is placed by an oral surgeon.

Upon completion of the healing process, an implant is ready for its restorative phase. During this phase, a replacement tooth crown is placed on top of the post. 

There are several reasons why patients should consider dental implants. 

1.        They are permanent restorations that do not fall out.

2.        Implants restore the ability to chew. 

3.        Enable natural speech. 

4.        Prevent jawbone from shrinking due to bone loss from a missing tooth. 

5.        Restore cosmetic appearance that offers natural looks. 

6.        Prevent changes in the shape of the face. 

7.        Support adjacent/neighboring teeth.