Dental Implant Restoration

Rachel Dorfner, DMD -  - General and Cosmetic Dentistry

Dorfner Dental Studio

Rachel Dorfner, DMD

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Burlington, NJ

Researchers estimate that more than 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. If you’re one of them, a dental implant restoration can transform your smile and improve your oral health. At Dorfner Dental Studio, general and cosmetic dentist Rachel Dorfner, DMD, uses dental implant restoration to help individuals achieve the smiles of their dreams. To make an appointment at the practice in Burlington, New Jersey, call the office today or schedule online.

Dental Implant Restoration Q&A

What is dental implant restoration?

A dental implant restoration replaces one (or multiple) teeth with synthetic posts made of titanium. Once inserted into your jaw, the implants integrate with your natural bone structure, providing a base for oral prosthetics like crowns, snap-on dentures, or a fixed bridge.

Receiving dental implants is more time-consuming than traditional restorative procedures, but they offer long-lasting results. By practicing good oral hygiene and regularly visiting the dentist, implants often last a lifetime.

What are the benefits of dental implant restoration?

A dental implant restoration offers various benefits, including:

  • Convenience
  • Durability
  • Confidence
  • Easier biting, chewing, and speaking
  • Improved facial appearance

Dental implants also improve your oral health. By replacing your missing permanent teeth, you can reduce the risk of potentially serious complications like bone loss and gum recession.

What does a dental implant restoration involve?

At Dorfner Dental Studio, a dental implant restoration takes at least three appointments over several months.

First visit

At your first visit, Dr. Dorfner conducts an oral exam, asks about your goals, and takes oral X-rays. 

If you have healthy, disease-free gums and enough bone to support the implants, she administers a local anesthetic and inserts several titanium posts into your jaw. 

Following the placement procedure, Dr. Dorfner prescribes pain medication and antibiotics and provides care instructions.

Second visit

Several months later, when the implants finish integrating with your jawbone, you return to Dorfner Dental Studio. Dr. Dorfner makes impressions of your mouth and sends them to a dental laboratory. Technicians at the laboratory use your impressions to design and manufacture your custom restoration(s).

Third visit

When the dental lab completes your restoration(s), you visit Dorfner Dental Studio for the final time. Dr. Dorfner administers a local anesthetic, connects your restoration to your implants, and polishes your teeth. 

How do I care for my dental implants?

Caring for dental implants is similar to caring for your natural teeth. Dr. Dorfner recommends:

  • Brushing your teeth twice daily
  • Visiting the dentist every six months
  • Avoiding bad habits like chewing on ice cubes or biting your nails
  • Wearing a mouthguard during physical activity

To learn more about the benefits of a dental implant restoration, make an appointment at Dorfner Dental Studio by calling the office today or scheduling online.

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