We love helping patients in the Charlotte Hickory area who are missing teeth with dental implants. My next patient came to see me missing his front tooth. He did not want to get the teeth on either side ground down for a bridge.
A dental implant was placed to act as the root for the missing front tooth. Once it heals an abutment will be placed (the part that will come out of the gum) for the final porcelain crown to be attached to.
The implant was placed without having to make any cuts in the gum....so in a few weeks everything is ready to go for the final crown impressions. Here we can see the protective cover cap has been removed and the gum tissue is looking good for the final abutment.
The final porcelain implant crown is made at the dental lab. In this case extra care was taken to add in special staining and texture to match the adjacent front tooth. If these characterizations were not placed the front tooth would look fake and too white. However it is up to the patient to decide what color they wish to have.
The porcelain implant crown shown here on the custom abutment. There is a precise fit of the crown to the abutment. This will keep the gum in good health and allow the patient to brush and floss the implant crown just like any other tooth in his mouth.
Eat the foods you enjoy, smile as much as you want without the fear someone will notice your missing tooth. Let us help you enjoy the benefits that dental implants can offer. Our offices for dental implants are near Charlotte NC and Hickory NC
Paresh B Patel DDS