The Restoration Process
Dr. Rink can restore dental implants using several types of restorations, each offering its own unique benefits. Depending on your condition and treatment goals, he may recommend:
- Dentures: For patients who are missing a large number or all of their teeth, implant-supported dentures offer an unparalleled level of stability and comfort. Traditional dentures can often slip or fall out of place because they are secured with a temporary dental adhesive.
- Dental Crowns: Implant-supported crowns are attached directly to your abutment, ensuring the restoration remains firmly in place. Many of our patients prefer this option to a traditional bridge, which can also replace a single missing tooth.
- Dental Bridges: Traditional dental bridges are anchored by surrounding teeth. Securing your bridge with implants offers a durable foundation and negates the need to alter the adjacent teeth.
Once your customized crown, bridge, or denture has been received at our office, you will return for another appointment. Dr. Rink will attach your restoration to the abutment or abutments, checking for a precise and comfortable fit. He will check to make sure the restoration complements your natural bite pattern, making any fine adjustments if needed. Once it is secured in place, your implant-supported restoration will be immediately functional.