The Implant for Crown & Bridge Process at Primary Dental Care

If you require an implant for crown or bridge work, Primary Dental Care in Garden Grove, California, can offer you the products and procedures you need. An implant, which is made of a strong, durable material, such as titanium, is used in place of the natural roots that firmly hold your teeth in place. When those roots have failed and you need to replace a tooth or a series of teeth, then you may utilize the implant for crown and bridge process at Primary Dental Care.

Why Implants?

Implants are necessary when someone has lost a tooth or a number of teeth, and they would like to replace them. Teeth may be lost due to severe decay, a traumatic accident, gum disease, or a failed root canal. When this is the case, a dental implant may be in order.

If you lose a tooth or several teeth, you may not think it’s important to replace them. However, not doing so can affect how you feel about your appearance, the manner in which you interact with others, and your ability to eat and speak. It may also undermine the basic integrity of the other teeth in your mouth, as those located near the missing tooth may shift to accommodate the change. This can, in turn, develop into a misalignment of your bite, which can affect your jaw joint, causing painful problems.

An implant for crown and bridge procedure at Primary Dental Care can address all of these concerns.

Prior to Treatment

At Primary Dental Care, the first part of the implant for crown and bridge process involves completing a medical questionnaire, where you’ll inform us of any ongoing health issues you may have, past medical procedures you have undergone, and medicines you may be taking. This information is important, as it can affect how your body reacts to an implant and your overall safety during the procedure.

First Step

The initial step in the implant for crown and bridge process focuses on installing the implants. After they are in place, it will take as little as three and as much as six months for the implants to stabilize, as they fuse with the jawbone. Fusion is necessary for the implants to be sturdy and stable enough for the next step. A post, which is an extension protruding above the gum, may also be installed at this time. However, depending on the specific process, your dentist may wait and do this part of the procedure during your next appointment.

Second Step

Once your implants have been fused to your jawbone, your dentist will re-exam the area and take an impression of the crown or bridge area. The impression will be sent to a dental laboratory, where your bridge or crown will be custom-made. The final step of the implant for crown and bridge process involves properly installing the dental device.

Third Step


The third and final step of the implant for crown and bridge process involves properly installing the dental device. At this time any alterations will be made to ensure that the dental appliances are functioning correctly and feel confortable.

Possible Problems

Although the implant for crown and bridge process is often uneventful, there are times when there are difficulties with the implants. There are various reasons for this; the primary one involves the fact that implants don’t always fuse properly with the jaw, which means there is no artificial root for your crown or bridge.

Other rare problems include breakage of implants, compromises in the structural integrity of the crown or bridge, or infection of a patient’s mouth. Finally, a process such as a sinus lifting may be done in the area located in the back of the upper jaw. This procedure is performed due to the fact that the area in question is too weak to support the implant for crown and bridge process.

Contact Us

A dentist at Primary Dental Care in Garden Grove, California, will be happy to discuss our implant for crown and bridge process with you. We will explain the various methods that exist for providing a stable environment for your crown or bridge, as well as the various services that we offer. Contact Primary Dental Care at 714-537-5700.