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Single Tooth Implant Restorations

Marietta GA Restorative Dental CarePerhaps you’re familiar with the idea of dental implants. Generally speaking, an implant is surgically placed in the jawbone through an opening created by a dentist. With time, the implant fuses or attaches to an individual’s existing bone, acting as a new root. A crown is then placed on top of the implant. Remarkably, dental implants provide a high-quality and high-functioning solution for replacing missing teeth. Though less common, single tooth implant restorations are used when an individual is missing one tooth.

As mentioned, a dental implant is placed in the jawbone where it attaches to natural bone. Dental implants can be positioned in the upper or lower jaw, as needed. Yet, when it comes to the material used to connect the implant to the crown, dentists and patients have options. This part is called the abutment, and Colgate explains that it can be made of titanium, gold or porcelain. Even so, this material is not seen, as it is covered by the crown restoration.

Without question, dental implants are aesthetically pleasing and long lasting. Yet, traditional methods for placing dental implants require time and patience, with a typical time frame of five to six months. Patients must also have adequate bone in the jaw before dental implants are placed. If they do not, bone augmentation becomes an option for building up bone so that dental implants are possible.

Even so, advanced restorative techniques in implant dentistry have made it feasible for some procedures to be performed in one day. Using this approach, a dentist may place the dental implant, abutment or connective material and a temporary crown in the same visit.

When it comes to implant dentistry, including the replacement of a single tooth, every case is unique. Thus, it is important to have healthy expectations regarding what implant dentistry can do for you.

We Offer The Industry’s Top Choices For Dental Implant Restorations

With a reputation for excellence throughout Marietta and East Cobb areas, Dr. Leia Porcaro at Grateful Dental proudly offers a full menu of dental implant restorations to patients. These include PFMs, Captek, BruxZir Solid Zirconia, IPS e.max, Prismatik CZ, Obsidian and Lava Ultimate. With specific advantages associated with each, Dr. Porcaro is committed to helping patients determine which option is best for them.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Porcaro, call Grateful Dental today!

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2000 Powers Ferry Rd SE, #1
Marietta, GA 30067
(678) 593-2979

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