Pflugerville Dental Implant Restorations
Permanently Restore your Smile
If you’re interested in restoring your smile permanently, dental implants in Pflugerville, Round Rock, Hutto and North Austin from Dr. Chris Mun may be right for you. Dr. Mun specializes in implant restorations, and can restore your implants to provide you with a natural, beautiful, and bright smile. Learn more about dental implant restorations below, or contact us now to schedule your appointment.
What Are Dental Implant Restorations?
Dental implant restorations are the second part of the dental implant procedure. In the first part of the procedure, you will have a dental implant surgically placed into your gum and jaw tissue. This implant is designed to permanently bond with your natural tissue, and functions as an artificial root. So, if the implant is the artificial root, a dental implant restoration is the artificial tooth that is used to restore your smile. A high-quality dental implant restoration is essential for providing you with a natural, beautiful smile.
Dental crowns are the most common type of dental implant restoration, and are used along with one dental implant to restore a single missing tooth. However, implant-supported bridges can attach to multiple dental implants and restore multiple missing teeth. Implant-supported dentures, which attach to a series of 4-6 implants, are also sometimes used to restore your smile if you’ve lost most or all of your teeth, and you want a treatment that’s more durable and long-lasting compared to traditional dentures.
Why Would I Need A Dental Implant Restoration?
A dental implant restoration is a natural part of the implant placement process. After your implant placement has been completed, you will need to come in for several consultations at Pflugerville Family Dentistry with Dr. Mun so that he can take impressions and images of your teeth, and begin planning your new smile. A dental implant restoration may also be needed if you have an older dental implant, and your current restoration is wearing out. While the dental implant itself is surgically implanted into your gums and jaw and has a 30+ year lifespan, your dental implant restoration usually won’t last quite as long. Dental implant restorations are exposed to the pressure and force of chewing and biting, which can wear them out. You may need to have a new restoration placed to ensure that your smile looks and feels its best.
The Dental Implant Restoration Process
You’ll be fitted for a dental implant restoration as part of the healing and recovery process after your dental implant surgery. During the 3-6 month healing period, you’ll come into our office to have your mouth examined and to ensure that your implant is healing properly. During this time, Dr. Mun will take impressions and images of your smile, and begin designing your implant restoration, such as a crown, bridge, or denture. Then, he will work with a dental lab to create your new tooth or teeth, and ensure they fit perfectly. Once your implant has healed, you’ll come in for a final appointment at our office. We’ll check the fit of your restoration to make sure it’s perfect, then Dr. Mun will bond it into place permanently, restoring your smile.