Dental Implants for Prosthodontics
If you have a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth, talk to a dentist about getting dental implants and implant supported prostheses. Dental implants are designed to replace the roots of the missing teeth by attaching removable dentures, fixed crowns or bridges. Even though implant-supported prostheses are not real teeth, they look and function just like natural teeth. As a result, implants can help improve eating and chewing and help people feel more confident about their appearance.
To learn more about dental implants and implant supported prostheses, contact the expert prosthodontists at Rutgers Health University Dental Associates today.
Understanding Single Implant Supported Crown
Implant-supported crowns have three different parts made from FDA-approved materials. There’s a crown on top, which is the artificial tooth. Once the implant supported crown is complete, the crown is the only part you’ll see. Then, there’s an abutment which is the connected to help attach the crown to the dental implant. The implant is a titanium screw that gets surgically placed in the jawbone to replace the roots of the missing tooth and keep everything supported. In addition to the single crown, dental implants can also be used for bridges as well as full dentures.
With the help of advanced technology, the implant supported-prostheses procedure is a great option for many patients. They can help replace a missing tooth that was lost due to an injury, defect, disorder or disease. After talking to a dentist or prosthodontist, they’ll be able to create a personalized treatment plan.
Should I See a Prosthodontist?
Sometimes, a general dentist may be able to perform the dental implant procedure. However, in other cases, they may have to refer you to a specialist. For example, if you need a dental implant in combination with periodontal disease treatment, they may recommend you to a periodontist. If you have a medical condition or otherwise require a more complex restoration, they may refer you to a prosthodontist.
If you’re not sure if you should see a prosthodontist or another type of dentist for dental implants, the team at Rutgers Health University Dental Associates can help. We have many different types of dentists available under one roof to address your individual needs. To schedule an appointment, fill out our online form, or call the New Brunswick office at 732-235-5050 or the Newark office at 973-972-2444.