Dental Implant Crown and Bridge Options

 

If you can Imagine we have two teeth and for some reason we lost this tooth in the middle, whether it be gum disease, whether it be decay or even trauma. We could do a bridge between these teeth, but really in most situations an implant is the best option. What an implant is, it’s almost like an artificial root. The surgeon basically makes a hole in the bone and then puts an implant that’s made of titanium into that hole. You can see it basically reproduces what your natural tooth roots look like.

Watch this remarkable 4K Ultra Hd Video Tutorial Series by Dr. Hornbrook and learn everything you need to know about Dental Implants and Dental Implant Crowns.

Dental Implant Crown and Bridge Video Transcript:

Hello, I’m Dr. David Hornbrook, the clinical director of Education & Technology here at Keating Dental Lab in Irvine, California. Today I want to talk a little bit about what is an implant and what is an implant crown. Imagine we have two teeth and for some reason we lost this tooth in the middle, whether it be gum disease, whether it be decay or even trauma. We could do a bridge between these teeth, but really in most situations an implant is the best option. What an implant is, it’s almost like an artificial root. The surgeon basically makes a hole in the bone and then puts an implant that’s made of titanium into that hole. You can see it basically reproduces what your natural tooth roots look like.

After a period of time, typically four or five months where it actually fuses to the bone, then your restorative dentist can place the crown on top of that implant. There’s actually threads within the implant. The dentist then will design a crown to fit this space between the two artificial teeth. Then they will screw it into that implant body. This crown can be made of metal, gold, or it could be completely a tooth color, which we prefer. A new material that we use is the KDZ Bruxer, which is a tooth colored material that is very, very strong. We can actually put this implant crown to place, and it’ll look just like a natural tooth. You’ll be able to floss around it just like a natural tooth. I hope that helps and cleared up some of the confusion that comes up with implant crowns.

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