Dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth. But an implant alone will only replace a tooth's root. An implant restoration, like a dental crown, can be used to complete your smile.
Why should I get an implant restoration?
Implant restorations are a necessary part of any dental implant treatment plan. The implant itself is just a small piece of metal that acts as an artificial tooth root. To restore the tooth completely, you need a restoration like a dental crown, bridge, or set of dentures. Together, your dental implant and your implant restoration will keep you smiling for decades to come.
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Single-tooth dental implants are the most common type of implant, and use a single dental crown to replace one missing tooth.
We Offer Single Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are the most common implant restoration, and are used to restore a single missing tooth. They function exactly as a natural tooth does, and they blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
Replace Several Teeth With Implant-Supported Bridges
A dental bridge is used to replace several missing teeth in a row. An implant-supported bridge performs the same function, only it is attached to a dental implant instead of a natural tooth.
Smile Confidently With Full-Arch Restorations
If you’re missing most or all of your teeth, a full-arch restoration can give you your smile back, without relying on uncomfortable dentures. Using several dental implants, we can anchor a durable, beautiful new smile that you’ll be proud to show off.
The Benefits of Implant Restorations
Versatile Smile Restoration
Implant restorations can be used to replace one tooth with a crown, multiple teeth with a bridge, or a full mouth of teeth with implant-supported dentures. Implant restorations look, feel, and function just like real teeth. No matter how many teeth you’ve lost, you may be a good candidate for treatment with dental implants and an implant restoration.
When you care for them properly, your dental implants and your restorations could last decades. This is much longer than alternatives like dentures and traditional dental bridges, which makes implants a great long-term investment.
Minimal Special Care
If you get a single-tooth restoration with a dental crown, you can just treat it like a normal tooth, and it’s easy to care for implant-supported bridges and dentures, too. This makes your life more convenient.
The Implant Restoration Treatment Process
Dental Implant Placement
To begin the process, your prosthodontist in Los Angeles will need to place one or more dental implants into your mouth. After this surgery is done, it may take up to 6 months for your mouth to fully heal.
Follow-Ups & Building The Restoration
After your implants are in place, you’ll come back to our office for a few follow-ups. During this time, your dentist will check your recovery. They will also take impressions or models of your mouth, and use these to begin designing and crafting your final implant restoration.
Final Dental Implant Restoration
Once your mouth is healed, your dentist will build your permanent implant restoration with the help of a dental lab. When it arrives at our office, you’ll come in for one last appointment. Your dentist will check the restoration to make sure it fits. Then they will bond it to your implant permanently and send you home to enjoy your brand-new smile.