The top part of a dental implant, which is placed upon the titanium screw, is called a crown. Today, hi-tech dental crowns can be used to finish off a dental implant treatment with Hampshire Dental Implants.
It usually starts by taking an impression of the mouth. Your dentist may measure the angle of the your bite also. The crown sometimes can be made on site and sometimes at a dental lab. The dimensions of the tooth are recorded and used to create replacement tooth, guided by the scanned data gathered from your initial session. This can be made into a plaster blank, which can be copied by a machine.
Made from the same material that the heat shields on space shuttles are made of, replacement teeth can be made out of zirconium oxide. Taking a zirconium oxide (or equivalent) blank into a milling machine, the blank is milled by the machine to match the dimensions of the copy, either recorded digitally or from the cast.
The colour of the crown is also important, as implants that do not match the colour of the other teeth in your mouth would stand out! Your dentist will also assess the colour of the other teeth in your mouth to determine the most natural colour that your implant should be, to match the rest of your mouth!
The crown is then completely milled and cleaned by the machine. The base of the crown is prepared in such a way that it can sit perfectly onto the abutment.
so what makes up a dental implant in Hampshire?
So most dental implants are made of 3 parts.
Firstly the titanium screw which is placed into the mouth by your implant dentist under anaesthetic, and works as a replacement to the normal root of your tooth (the bone will then adapt around the new titanium base like it was a real tooth).
Next an abutment is screwed into the hollow of the titanium rod implant fixed to your mouth. This creates the middle of your implant, connecting your titanium base to the crown.
Lastly the milled crown is firmly attached the abutment to complete your dental implant!