What is Dental Implant Restoration?

After your dental implant posts have securely fused with the jawbone, you are ready for the restoration process. This process, called osseointegration, is typically completed in four to six months and provides a strong base for your new tooth replacement that will be secured once the implant post is integrated into the jawbone. This second portion of the process, when the dental crown is placed, is known as implant restoration.

What are the Steps of Dental Implant Restoration?

There are several steps involved in dental implant restoration. 

  • First, your dentist will establish the exact location of the implant post, considering all relevant anatomical and physiological considerations. 
  • After, the implant will be surgically inserted into the jawbone and left to heal for several months so that it can integrate with the jawbone. 
  • Then, after the implants have had enough time for integration with the jawbone, the abutment is attached. This is an important step as it will provide stability for the crown. 
  • Finally, a custom-made dental crown is designed and fitted on top of the abutment and secured with a special glue or screw, completing the restorative dental procedure.
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Why Choose Ladone Family Dental?

With the Ladone Family, you can expect some of the most advanced dental care available. Their combined decades of experience ensure that each treatment is carried out efficiently and with attention to detail. Their use of laser technology means minimally invasive dental procedures that can benefit many who are afraid of going to the dentist. 

This ultimately leads to a better overall patient experience. Ladone Family Dental honors their family legacy over three generations, which means they understand the value of creating a trusting relationship with patients. Not only can you expect a beautiful dental implant restoration at Ladone Family Dental, but you will experience personalized comfort and care throughout the process. We are proud to be considered one of the leading dental practices for implant restorations in the Western Suburbs, including Naperville, Lisle, and Wheaton.

Am I a Good Candidate for Implant Restoration?

A good candidate for implant restoration is someone who has one or multiple missing teeth caused by an accident or infection. The individual should furthermore be in generally good health and have adequate bone structure in the jaw area to properly secure the implant. Patients should also understand the long-term commitment required for successful implant treatment, as it requires regular dental visits for maximum success. Ideally, a patient should have realistic expectations about the potential outcomes and maintain proper oral hygiene practices moving forward. If a patient meets these qualifications, then they are likely to be a good candidate for implant restoration.

How Many Visits Does it Take to Place a Dental Crown?

Placing the dental crown is a two-step process. 

  • During the first appointment, impressions and bite registrations will be taken to create a prosthesis that fits well and looks natural. These models are sent off to a lab where the dentist can create individualized implants for the patient. 
  • The second step requires a fitting appointment, whereby the prosthesis has finally been produced and needs to be adjusted accordingly before being attached with either cement or screws. After this final step in the implant restoration process is complete, patients should take precautions in avoiding hard foods while their mouth adjusts to the new crown.

What are some of the advantages of dental implants?

Dental implants are one of the best and safest ways to restore missing teeth. Not only do implants look, feel, and bite like natural teeth, they also stop bone loss in the jaws around the area of the missing tooth. Implants allow greater chewing ability compared to bridges and dentures, as they are firmly rooted into your jawbone. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime with regular visits to monitor their condition. Additionally, since they become part of your jawbone and nerves just like your natural teeth, dental implants help maintain facial structure and shape for years to come.

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