Alabaster AL Implant Restoration Services
A dental implant is a great option for many people dealing with tooth loss. An implant is essentially an artificial tooth root replacement. You can replace one or more teeth with implants; they aren’t just for single dental restorations. Multiple implants can be placed along the jawbone to hold a dental bridge or dentures. If you are looking for a replacement tooth that is designed to last the rest of your life, it’s time you considered how an implant from Dr. Boohaker, your dentist in Alabaster, AL, could improve your smile and oral health.
Dental Implant Procedure
There are two main stages to getting a dental implant: placing the implant into the jawbone and then placing the implant restoration (typically a crown) over the implant. Before getting an implant, you will have a consultation to make sure your smile is healthy enough to support one. Once the implant is surgically placed, the next step is to create the restoration that will replace the crown of your tooth. The restoration is the part everyone sees when you smile, so you’ll want a restoration that looks just like a real tooth.
Just as if you were getting a dental crown for a damaged tooth, your Alabaster, AL dentist will need to take impressions of your mouth so a properly sized crown can be created for your smile. The crown restoration will also be color matched to the rest of your teeth so it blends seamlessly with your smile. No one should ever be able to tell that you have a dental crown.
Of course, it can take a couple weeks for a dental lab to fabricate your dental crown. Once you come in for your fitting we will make sure that everything looks right and make any necessary adjustments before permanently cementing the crown over the implant. In many cases, the dental crown is fitted over your implant several months after your implant has been placed in the jawbone. This time allows for the bone and tissue to fuse together with the implant to create a permanent foundation from which to hold your implant restoration.