What step comes after the dental implant—or the tiny metal post—is placed? The dental implant is the supporting structure of your new teeth. The new teeth are also referred to as the prosthetics or restorations, and they can be indistinguishable from your natural teeth and perform just as well. In this blog post, we’ll examine the prosthetics or restoration part of the dental implants process.
After the installation of the implant (link to The Dental Implant: Supporting Structure for your Smile), the prosthetic—or your new tooth/teeth—is placed. Next, we place a bar-supported, immediate-load, full-arch restoration during the same visit as your surgery. Our prosthetics, or restorations, are custom built and created by our prosthodontist, Dr. Philip J. Hedger. Your restorations are milled from a solid block of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) using impressions and computer images of your bite. PMMA is a strong, durable material and makes for aesthetically pleasing results. Your restorations will be color-matched to your natural teeth to allow for a seamless integration into your smile. By placing your restorations on the same day as your implants, we can provide you with immediate enhancement to the function and aesthetics of your bite.
What are the prosthetics or restorations made of?
Our custom-designed prosthetics are milled from a solid block of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) using impressions and computer images of the patient’s bite. PMMA is safe; it is non-toxic and highly biocompatible. Additionally, it is durable and is color matched to achieve the optimal functional and aesthetic results. With Same Day Teeth®, we can achieve immediate enhancement to the function and aesthetics of a patient’s bite.
Learn more about our dental implants and Same Day Teeth® services by contacting us at 1-800-NEW-LOOK or by using the contact form below to reach out to us.
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