Votre nouvel implant dentaire se compose de trois parties distinctes : l’implant, le pilier dentaire et la prothèse dentaire (la dent artificielle). La prothèse est plus connue sous le nom de “couronne”, elle est très importante pour le côté esthétique. Même si l’implant et le pilier sont des structures dont la fonction est très importante, la prothèse dentaire est la seule partie visible et son objectif premier est d’être esthétique. Cet article va vous expliquer quelques faits importants sur les prothèses dentaires.

Quand la prothèse est-elle placée ?

The first phase of the procedure involves placing the implant in a cavity that has been pre-pierced. Once this has healed a pillar will be attached to the implant to transfer the prosthesis load to the implant . The pillar must be fully secured before the prosthesis can be put in place – this can take 4 to 6 weeks. In the meantime, the dentist can place you a temporary prosthesis.

What are the most used materials for prostheses?

Different materials are used for prostheses. Dentures used for dental implants are often made from ceramic materials – porcelain being the most used because of its strength and appearance. Recently, prosthetists have resorted to other materials such as lithium disilicate. These new ceramics are more resistant to breakage compared to other porcelains used for dental restoration.

How are prostheses made?

To make prostheses, your dentist will take the exact print of your mouth. Your crown must fit perfectly especially if more than one tooth is replaced. To have a personalized fit, your dentist must make a mold of your jaw, your teeth and the abutments. He will then record the fingerprints to see if all your teeth are aligned. The prosthetist will be able to rely on this model for the manufacture of the prosthesis. It will probably take several visits to the dentist to create this model and the procedure may take a few months.

What if I do not like my dental prosthesis?

You will first test the prosthesis at the dentist to see if it suits you. That’s when you will have to tell him or her if the dental prosthesis is not working or if it’s bothering you. Remember that you pay for your new teeth, so it must be perfect!

How to maintain the crown?

Your dentist will give you information on the care that follows the placement of your prosthesis. The materials used require the same care as your natural teeth, so continue to brush, use dental floss and do the decalcification and polishing to keep your dental implants perfect.

The placement of dental prostheses is an important step in dental implants. We have information related to dental prostheses and other elements that make up a new dental implant. Come see us, we will be happy to help you.