Millions of Americans are missing one or more teeth, which not only affects smiles and self-esteem but also oral health, facial features, and nutrition. When it comes to replacing your lost teeth, dental implants are considered the next best thing to your natural teeth. Leila Rad, DMD, at Dentique in Austin, Texas, offers dental implant restoration to complete your smile after placement of your implant. To schedule an appointment to learn more about dental implant restoration, call the office or book online today.
Dental implants serve as a replacement for your tooth root. Your surgeon implants the prosthetic dental device, which looks like a screw, in your jawbone. Over time, your bone naturally bonds with the implant to hold it securely in place.
Once your dental implant is secure, a connector called an abutment is attached to your dental implant. Then, a dental crown is attached to the abutment to complete your smile.
Dr. Rad doesn’t place dental implants at this time. However, she restores your smile with the placement of the dental crown that attaches to your dental implant.
When it comes to replacing your missing teeth, dental implants offer many benefits. Some of the benefits include:
Dentists like Dr. Rad also like dental implants because they’re better for your overall oral health. Unlike other permanent dental prosthetic options, there’s no need to alter the structure of your natural teeth, which benefits your long-term oral health.
Dental implant restoration at Dentique refers to the replacement tooth or crown Dr. Rad attaches to your dental implant to restore your smile. She places your dental crown only after your dental implant completely heals and bonds to your jawbone, which may take up to 12 weeks.
Dr. Rad works closely with the dental surgeon who places your dental implant, to ensure your smile restoration occurs as quickly as possible.
During your dental implant restoration consultation, Dr. Rad spends time talking with you and reviewing your oral health history. She then performs a dental exam and makes an impression of your teeth and a model of your bite, which she uses to create a dental crown for your implant that naturally blends in with your other teeth.
Once your dental crown is ready, she has you return to the office for placement. After she restores your smile, Dr. Rad provides instructions on how to care for your dental crown and implant, which includes daily brushing and flossing, as well as regular dental exams.
To learn more about dental implant restoration at Dentique, call the office or request an appointment online.