Dental Implant Prosthetics
During the final step of the dental implant process, we will place dental implant prosthetics customized for your face and mouth. In the meantime, while your implant is healing, we will place a temporary prosthetic. When the time comes for the third and final restoration step in the dental implant process, the temporary dental prosthetic will be removed and replaced with a permanent bridge or crown.
Three Types of Dental Prosthetics
- Dental Crowns
Crowns popularly come in both porcelain and ceramic, although they can also be composed of acrylic, differing metals, and gold. The porcelain and ceramic options will be customized to match the natural color of your teeth. Crowns are created in a dental lab and are customized for your face and jaw. Dental crowns are used to remedy a variety of dental issues, but for dental implants the crown is placed on the end of the implant. It looks and performs just like a natural tooth.
- Tooth Bridges
Tooth bridges, like dental crowns, are available in a variety of materials and are designed to fill in the gaps left from missing teeth. And just like dental crowns, they are also created in a dental lab. The bridge is attached to the dental implant and can also be designed to match the natural color of your surrounding teeth.
Instead of conventional removable dentures, there is an option for full dental implants. This is a good choice for patients missing all or most of their teeth. These dentures are permanently placed on the teeth supported by dental implants. They function just like natural teeth and will give you the confidence you have been seeking. Dental implant supported dentures will be created in a dental lab and will be specially designed to fit your face.
Lifespan of Dental Prosthetics
Your dental prosthetics have the potential to last for the duration of your life if regular oral hygiene is maintained. Excellent habits are necessary to get the most longevity out of your dental prosthetics. Gum disease and other oral issues can cause your dental crown or bridge to become loose and fall out. Dental hygiene becomes paramount once the permanent dental prosthetic has been cemented onto the dental implant. You are encouraged to brush and floss daily, keep up with regular dental checkups, and maintain a regular tooth cleaning schedule. Furthermore, eating hard foods is discouraged, as this could compromise your dental prosthetic.
Top Notch Dental Implant Prosthetics
For more information about dental implant prosthetics offered by Gregorin Dental in Anchorage, AK, call our office. Our caring staff is ready and available to answer your questions and address your concerns. Call now to schedule your free consultation, or schedule online today!