Unfortunately, there are times a tooth cannot be saved, whether from trauma or disease and needs to be removed. A permanent replacement is needed for the tooth and ceramic crowns offer the best look and feel of a natural tooth. A dental implant offers ideal stability for the replacement tooth so there is no worry of the crown not having a secure and comfortable fit.
After the damaged tooth is removed, the dental implant is screwed into the jawbone and the mouth is given time to heal. In the meantime, the ceramic crown is custom-made for the patient in a dental lab. When the crown is ready, the patient has it fit over the implant where it’s bonded into place. The crown looks and feels like a normal tooth and the patient can enjoy having a full smile back.
One-Piece Implants Help When Patients Need Quick Results
If a patient needs relief from pain quickly, a one-piece implant might be the right choice. With one-piece implants, the patient gets nice-looking results and the immediate use of their teeth and mouth like normal.
Although one-piece implants are a faster solution then other types of dental implants, they usually need four office visits to put in. There is minimal downtime needed and after the last visit patients can usually return to work the next day. One-piece implants are a long-term solution with great looking results.
Understanding Dental Implants Video
This video gives a great overview of the process involved with getting dental implants. EMA Dental recommends this video to patients who have basic questions about implants if they need to replace missing teeth. The prosthodontics specialists at EMA Dental are board-certified and are available for free consultations to discuss if implants are the right solution.