What is dental implant reconstruction? Do you need it?

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Restoring missing teeth can enhance your appearance, health, and confidence. Fortunately, there is a solution called dental implant reconstruction. Learn more about it.

Do you have a missing tooth? Then, a dental implant reconstruction might be exactly what you need. Most of the time, implants are made of titanium -or other materials like zirconium- and are placed in the jaw to replace the root of a lost tooth.

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Do you want to learn more? Keep reading! We’ll explain everything you need to know about dental implant reconstruction.

What is a dental implant reconstruction made from?

Mainly three components: an implant that works as an artificial root, an abutment, and a crown.

Why should you consider dental implant reconstruction+?

An increasing number of dentists are recommending implants because of their bone-preserving properties. The implant transfers bite forces into the patient’s jaw, giving the tissues all the stimulus.

Implants are also the only oral prosthetics used in dentistry that handle the bone tissue breakdown when a tooth falls out.

I’m getting a dental implant reconstruction procedure. What should I expect?

First, we will determine the right procedure for you: such as single dental implants, dentures, or bridges. Our dental implant specialists know what works best for you according to your needs.

For example, if you miss only a single tooth, the implant can be fitted with a crown. On the other hand, if you have lost multiple teeth, using implants as a base for a denture might be the best option, with a procedure like all-on-x.

You can also choose the material for your reconstruction. The most popular options for replacing a missing tooth are porcelain crowns since they are white and translucent like real teeth.

And do not worry about the color. The dentist will color-match the reconstruction to the rest of your teeth.

The procedure

A dental implant reconstruction usually needs two surgeries.

  • On the first one, the dentist must examine your teeth to decide what kind of implant is better. Then, implant is embedded in your jaw, so your jawbone should be wide enough to keep it in place. Note that people who lack the bone thickness required for implants may have to get bone grafts to be qualified.
  • The dentist will work with local anesthetics during the first surgery, but don’t panic! You won’t feel any pain.
  • Then, the oral surgeon makes an incision in your gums to access the jaw. Next, a hole is drilled into the jaw to place the implant.
  • The implant will immediately fuse with the bone tissues maintaining it in place for a few months via osseointegration. This will help shift the implant into part of your jaw for excellent stability.
  • The second visit involves reopening the incision made to access the implant.
  • Then, the dentist will attach an abutment to the implant before suturing the cut.
  • Finally, they will take an impression to make the reconstruction attached to the crown. You’ll have to take at least two weeks to heal from the second surgery before attaching a reconstruction to the implant.

Are you ready to regain your confidence with a beautiful smile? At Previa Implant Center, we can help you! With over 35 years of experience, we are your best option in Tijuana.

Contact us and live the experience with Previa Implant Center. You will receive specialized attention in first-class facilities with unique dental implant services such as all on 6 dental implants, and dental prosthesis.

Restore your teeth safely today!

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