Fixed Dental Implants – Dallas, Plano TX & Richardson TX
The patient presented with some remaining primary teeth. She was unhappy with the appearance of her teeth.
Treatment initially involved extraction of the primary teeth and orthodontics to create spaces which will be filled using implant restorations.
The reason for the phase of temporary restorations is to form a template for the final restorations. The patient and restorative dentist must both agree on the shape and form of the teeth.
The veneers are prepared and final impressions are made. The color of the final teeth is decided upon.
The impression is poured in stone. The position of the implants in relation to the neighboring teeth is transferred.
These are the final restorations which will be cemented in the mouth. Notice the difference between the veneers and the implant crowns.
The veneers are bonded to the underlying tooth material. The dental implant crowns are cemented to extensions from the implants which mimic regular crown preparations.
Single Tooth Implant Dentistry
In this case the front tooth was lost as result of a baseball injury. It was decided to do a dental implant restoration as opposed to preparing the adjacent teeth for a bridge.
The implant has been placed and has integrated within the bone over
6 months. An impression is made to transfer the position of the implant.
The extension from the implant is shaped like a conventional preparation for a crown on a natural tooth. This is retained in place with a screw.
The final crown is cemented over the extension.
Often people are born missing certain teeth. Nowadays the least aggressive treatment for this is dental implants.
The implants have to be carefully planned and placed in order to get the optimal esthetic and functional result.
The time period between implant placement and preparations for the final restorations is approximately 6 months.
The final implant crowns are indistinguishable from the neighboring teeth.
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