Implant Restoration

Implant Restoration

Implant Restoration services offered in Midland, TX

Implant restorations provide a safe and effective way to replace missing permanent teeth. At her practice, located in Midland, Texas, experienced general and cosmetic dentist Ashley Burns, DDS, and her team regularly work with oral surgeons to restore missing teeth with implant restorations. Dental implants can transform your smile, whether you’re missing one tooth or an entire row. Call the practice of Ashley Burns, DDS, today to request an implant restoration consultation or make your appointment online.

Implant Restoration Q&A

What are implant restorations?

Implant restorations are oral prosthetics that replace missing permanent teeth.

A dental implant is a titanium screw that an oral surgeon carefully inserts into an empty tooth socket. After placement, the screw integrates with your bone, providing a base for crowns, bridges, or implant-supported dentures.

The Ashley Burns, DDS team specializes in implant restorations. If you’ve lost permanent teeth because of trauma, extractions, or poor oral hygiene, they can develop a personalized treatment plan that restores your smile and encourages optimal oral health. 

What are the benefits of implant restorations?

Implant restorations offer various benefits, including:

  • Clearer speech
  • Easier biting and chewing
  • Improved oral health
  • Confidence
  • Convenience

Implant restorations reduce your risk of other potential issues, like gum recession and bone loss. 

What does getting implant restorations involve?

Getting implant restorations takes a series of appointments spaced over several months. The Ashley Burns, DDS team coordinates your treatment with a group of talented oral surgeons. 

Implant placement

Your oral surgeon numbs your mouth with a local anesthetic and places the dental implants into your empty tooth sockets. The number of implants you get depends on the restoration you want and how many teeth are missing.

For example, if you’re missing a single tooth, your surgeon places one implant into your empty tooth socket. 

After the placement procedure, your mouth heals for several months and the implants integrate with your bone.

Implant restorations - first visit

You visit the practice of Ashley Burns, DDS, after the implants finish fusing with your bone. 

Your dentist takes digital impressions of your mouth and sends them to a high-end cosmetic lab. The lab designs and manufactures your custom implant restorations.

Implant restorations - second visit

When the lab finishes your implant restorations, you return to the practice of Ashley Burns, DDS. Your provider attaches the implant restorations to your dental implants and checks your bite. Afterward, they polish your teeth and explain how to keep the restorations in optimal condition.

Since implant restorations connect to posts fused with your bone, they don’t move around like dentures.

What are the types of implant restorations?

The Ashley Burns, DDS, team offers several types of implant restorations.

Traditional implant restorations, like crowns and bridges, are an excellent option if you’re only missing a few teeth. Conversely, All-on-4 implants replace an entire arch of teeth.

How do I care for my implant restorations?

Caring for implant restorations is easy. The Ashley Burns, DDS, team recommends:

  • Brushing your teeth twice daily
  • Visiting the office for routine oral exams
  • Never opening packaging with your teeth
  • Not biting on hard objects, like ice cubes or your fingernails

Call the practice of Ashley Burns, DDS, today to learn more about the benefits of implant restorations, or make your appointment online.