Digital in dentistry results in accurate and precise prosthesis – crowns, bridges, partial dentures and fixed or removeable prosthesis. The standard way of fabrication began with a putty like impression that was messy, goopy and sometimes engaged patients in a severe gag reflex. Converting the digital impression with CAD/CAM software every trace of your tooth is captured and then we’re able to 5-axis mill the zirconia or peek partials with precision for the perfect fit.
We can immediately place an implant post at the time the tooth is extracted, placing the implant into the empty socket left by the tooth, adding bone graft material and a collagen membrane to speed the growth of the bone around the implant post and the healing of the soft tissue that surrounds it. Implant posts can also be placed in areas where you have already lost the tooth and the healing has already occurred. We are also able to do the complete implant, abutment and temporary crown in that same visit if you need to for aesthetic reasons.
If you have multiple teeth missing, or a need for extraction, implants can be placed into the newly empty socket or surgically placed at the same time. We can place a fixed or removable prosthesis. Here are so many scenarios, but needless to say, it doesn’t matter the day of the week as we’re able to care for you here at Columbia Implant Center.
An implant is made up of three parts, the titanium post that is inserted into the jaw as your original tooth was. This gives stability and strength to this structure so you do not notice a difference between this implant and your original tooth. The second part is called the abutment which screws into post allowing the third part, the crown, to be screwed or cemented onto the abutment. The result is a tooth like your original that will never get a cavity or the need for a root canal ever again.