Dental implants have revolutionized the field of prosthodontics! If you are in need of a tooth replacement, or replacing multiple teeth, implant restoration is usually the ideal solution. Thanks to advancements in technology and techniques, implants can be used to support a single crown, a partial bridge, or even a full-arch restoration. At Julie A. Phillips, DDS, MS, we specialize in implant restorations because we want our patients to have the best possible care.
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a tiny titanium screw that we surgically embed into the jawbone. Once an implant is in place, the screw will slowly fuse to your bone through the process of osseointegration. Osseointegration is largely responsible for the success of implant treatment, and many of its benefits.
Once osseointegration is complete, we attach an abutment to the top of the implant screw. An abutment is an additional support structure that links the implant screw to a restoration. The placement of an abutment usually requires a second surgery. In some cases, we may be able to place the abutment at the same time as the implant screw.
After the abutment is in place, we must take an impression of the area. The impression is used to produce a 3D model of your mouth. This model allows us to produce a precise, comfortable, and effective restoration.
Types of Implant-Supported Restorations
The number of missing teeth, the health of your jawbone, and the location of the restoration will dictate the type of implant restoration you receive. During your initial consultation, Julie A. Phillips, DDS, MS will be able to determine which restoration is right for you. The three major types of implant restorations include:
Benefits of Implant Restorations
Implant-supported restorations have several benefits over more traditional options. Some of these benefits include:
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If you would like to learn more about implant restorations, we are happy to help! Call 336-890-8218 to schedule your consultation appointment today!