Implant Restorations

Single-visit implant restorations using CEREC®

Implants are often used to replace missing teeth. There are several parts to an implant restoration. The actual implant portion of the restoration is a titanium appliance that is placed in your jawbone by an oral surgeon. The oral surgeon will place a healing abutment on your implant to help your gums heal properly.

Once your implant has healed, work can begin to create the restoration that will be placed over your implant. There are two parts of the restoration – the abutment and the crown. The abutment is the attachment that connects your implant to the crown. The crown is the visible part of the restoration that looks like your tooth – similar to an actual crown restoration.

The abutment is ordered from the company that created the implant. This insures that the pieces fit together properly. Your oral surgeon will let our office know the necessary information so that our doctors can get the correct parts ordered prior to your appointment.

What to expect at your implant restoration appointment

Your dentist will have the necessary parts and will place the abutment and then take digital impressions. Once the impressions are taken, your dentist will design the implant crown to fit perfectly over the abutment. Using our CEREC milling machine, the crown will be milled out of a block of e.max porcelain. After the crown is milled, it will be stained and glazed, then baked in the CEREC oven. When the crown is ready it will be placed over your implant. Depending on the model of implant, the crown will be secured to the implant abutment with a screw.

ave you had an implant restoration placed recently at our Evanston dentists office? Learn about what to expect after your appointment in our post-appointment notes section.

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