Dental implants may last a lifetime, but after a decade or so, many patients find that they’re ready for a dental implant restoration. Kitt Dental can restore your dental implants, or even improve upon the original design for the prosthesis. If you had your implants placed 10-15 years ago, you may be unaware of the new materials available for prosthetic teeth.
Ceramics science has advanced by leaps and bounds, and today’s prosthetic teeth look like natural teeth. In addition, software design and milling techniques mean that we can match the shape and color of your teeth almost exactly. If it’s time to restore your implants, Dr. Parris Kitt will work with you to design the perfect restoration. Call his Flint dentist’s office today at 903-561-4477.
Most implants have three parts: a titanium screw that the dentist anchors in your jaw bone, a connecting piece, and a prosthetic tooth that attaches to the connector. People choose implants to replace missing teeth because the screw reduces the risk of bone loss in the jaw, the implants are durable, and they maintain the look and function of the teeth.
Unlike a bridge, implants don’t require the alteration of healthy teeth, and their structure mimics a natural tooth from root to crown. They’re growing in popularity as Americans become more interested in replacing lost and damaged teeth.
While the titanium screw that anchors the implant can last for a lifetime, the prosthetic teeth wear out over time. Chewing and biting can wear down the prosthetics so that they no longer look and function as they did originally. Staining and discoloration can cause embarrassment. A restoration replaces the ‘tooth’ part of an implant with a new, custom-milled ceramic prosthesis. The restoration process is painless and non-invasive.