Our work with you begins after an oral surgeon surgically places your implant into your jawbone, and after they ensure that your mouth has healed, and that your implant is integrating properly. This process typically takes several weeks to a few months. Once your oral surgeon gives the green light, you’ll begin the implant crown placement process here at Walnut Creek Dental Studio, which occurs over two visits.
During your first visit, we’ll take a 3D digital scan of your mouth and implant, and then share it with our expert lab partners. We’ll share your teeth coloring with the lab, which they’ll color match to give your crown a natural appearance. Nobody should notice that you have an implant!
We’ll custom-order two pieces for your mouth and implant:
There are two main steps during your second visit:
We’ll then work with you to ensure ideal fit, function, and aesthetics. Assuming everything looks and feels good, we’ll secure the implant and educate you on proper oral hygiene around an implant.
Implants address a range of dental issues, including:
Discomfort during the implant crown process is generally minimal. While the implant placement with an oral surgeon is a surgical procedure that involves drilling into bone, the implant crown placement is much less invasive, and at worst creates a pressured sensation when the abutment and crown are secured.
It’s important to communicate openly with your dentist ahead of time about any concerns or anxiety, as well as during the procedure if you experience pain or discomfort.
With proper care and maintenance, implant crowns can last 15 years or more. The exact duration depends on many factors, including: