Over the course of the last two decades, restorative dentistry technology and techniques have made dramatic advances. In the past, a dental bridge was viewed as the only viable option for replacing a missing tooth. Many people expressed concerns that this dental work could be hard to clean or they said it didn’t feel as strong as the natural tooth.
In recent years, dental implants have slowly evolved into the most effective option for replacing a tooth with the same strength and feel of the original.
This is thanks to the unique ability of titanium integrating with living bone tissue. Once a dental implant abutment is surgically inserted into the socket, the process of osseointegration begins.
Once total fusion has been achieved, the titanium abutment will be just as strong as the original tooth. Your dentist, Dr. Behzad Abadi, can then take an impression and start the process of fitting you for a standard dental crown. Most crowns are made from either porcelain, gold, or an alloy of base metals.
The specific material he recommends for the crown will be based on the tooth’s location in your mouth. If it’s apparent in your smile, Dr. Behzad Abadi will likely recommend a porcelain crown.