Are you thinking of getting dental implants?
Dental implants were discovered more than 30 years ago and technology is advanced enough at your Salisbury, MD, doctor's office, to repair dental restorations.
Want to know more about dental implants?
Dental implants are biocompatible fixtures surgically placed into the jawbone. Dental implants consist of several parts, such as; a titanium post that's inserted into the jawbone, a screw that secures an abutment over the titanium post, and a crown matching the rest of your teeth to complete your smile.
Dental implants in Salisbury, MD:
The procedure is straightforward. The titanium post is surgically inserted into your jaws to replace missing tooth root. It provides stability and strength, and prevents weakening and shrinkage of the jawbone.
After inserting the titanium post, the dentist seals your gums and allows 3 to 6 months for osseointegration (a process of the post fusing to the rest of your jawbone) to occur.
After healing is complete, your Salisbury dentist re-opens the area above the titanium post, inserts a screw, places an abutment above the screw, and secures a crown on top that matches the rest of your teeth.
How do you fix a dental implant crown?
Repairing dental crowns depends on the severity of the dental crown damage.
For minor breaks or cracks, your doctor buffs and reshapes your crown in a single appointment without anesthesia.
For severe fractures or cracks, this means the structure of your dental crown is compromised and you'll need a new crown. Your doctor will take impressions of the tooth, send them to be made at which will then be sent to a lab and new custom crown(s) are made to match the rest of your teeth.
If you need dental implants or need to restore a dental implant crown, then you need to call your Salisbury, MD, dentist, Dr. Kathleen Geipe, by calling (410) 543-0599 today!