Cosmetic Dentists & Family Dentists located in Morgan Hill, CA
Dental implants provide sturdy bases for gorgeous, long-lasting restorations like crowns, bridges, or dentures. At Shorey Dentistry in Morgan Hill, California, Robert Shorey, DDS, and his team specialize in dental implant restoration using their modern in-office lab. To start planning your dental implant restoration, call Shorey Dentistry or book an appointment online today.
Dental Implant Restoration Q&A
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are titanium devices similar to screws. They attach permanently to your jawbone after a process that includes careful planning and surgery. Once in place, the bone in your jaw integrates with the implant so that they are fused together.
The implant provides a sturdy base for a dental restoration so you can eat and speak as if you never lost a tooth in the first place. Implants can hold individual crowns, bridges for more than one missing tooth, or dentures for a whole row of missing teeth.
The Shorey Dentistry team works with local implant doctors and oral surgeons to plan every part of your treatment. Once your oral surgeon places the implant in your jaw and your mouth heals, you’re ready to secure custom, realistic-looking restorations to attach to your implant or implants.
What is dental implant restoration?
Dental implant restoration refers to the process of creating and attaching dental restorations to your implants. Dr. Shorey and his team consult with you to decide which type of restoration is best for your implant or implants. Options include:
A single implant can act as the root for a crown, which replaces an entire tooth.
An implant-supported bridge relies on dental implants instead of other teeth to replace one or more missing teeth and fill the gap.
Implant-supported dentures replace a whole row of teeth instead of just one or several. Dr. Shorey uses the All-on-4® system, which uses four evenly-spaced implants to support a full row of dentures.
What is the process of getting restorations for my dental implants?
Dr. Shorey teams with other dental experts to plan your treatment. They help you decide which type of restoration will meet your needs.
Using the state-of-the-art in-office lab, Dr. Shorey takes pictures and X-rays of your teeth. Once your implant or implants are in place, he takes digital impressions of your mouth to create restorative devices that perfectly fit over the abutments.
Dr. Shorey uses high-quality materials to create restorations that look and feel similar to your original teeth and color-matches them so they don’t stand out among the natural teeth you still have.
Gorgeous implant restorations await you at Shorey Dentistry. To book your consultation, call the office or schedule a visit online today.