Today, we will be chatting, and of course, learning about the subject implant crown Melbourne. What are implant crowns and how will they help you maintain your general dental health? Please look below:
First, let me give you a brief background about an implant and an implant crown. An implant is placed or positioned surgically in an opening made by your dentist in the jawbone. On the other hand, a crown or a “cap”, which is made to appear like a natural tooth, is attached to the implant and, therefore, fills the space left in your mouth by a missing tooth. So that this procedure will work, and will make things safe, generally, there should be enough bone in the patient’s jaw.
How Long Does A Dental Implant Heal Before A Crown Placement?
After a dental implant procedure, the time necessary to complete the healing process differs for each individual patient. This duration of time can differ very much from one patient to the next. Yet, there are some common factors that may influence the healing duration after positioning dental implants. Here is a background info of the healing process and the time need to pass before we can place or add a dental crown.
OSSEOINTEGRATION MUST OCCUR BEFORE PLACING THE CROWN
Enough time should pass by in order for osseointegration to occur. Osseointegration is the process in which the functional and structural connection happens between living bone (meaning a bone that is still attached to the living person) and the implant’s surface. The bone essentially fuses directly to the implant (meaning the bone and implant blends together well) to prove enough stability to support a tooth. We will then put the dental implant within the bone to replace a part of the tooth’s root.
Once this happens, several months must pass for osseointegration to take place. Osseointegration typically takes around four to six months to complete. I know that’s a long time to wait but it’s needed. Once osseointegration occurs, we can place the dental crown to the tooth, allowing the person to chew on the implant without any issue. We are chatting and learning about the topic implant crown melbourne.