Tissue Management for Implant Dentistry
Denver and Lakewood, Colorado
There are two components to achieving highly aesthetic results with your dental restoration:
- The porcelain restoration being placed
- The way your gums sit around the restoration
In order to deliver the beautiful outcome you desire, Denver implant dentist, Dr. Scott Greenhalgh must create a harmony between these two components. Tissue management refers to the attention paid to your gum line in this process.
Tissue Management Considerations for Dental Implants
The gum tissue around a dental implant acts differently than the gum tissue around the adjacent natural teeth. You need to work with a cosmetic dentist who is skilled and experienced with addressing this different type of gum tissue.
After osseointegration (the process where your jawbone fuses to the dental implant) has been completed, Dr. Greenhalgh may use a temporary crown to push the gum tissue up or down so that it will match the appearance of the gum tissue on your adjacent natural teeth. At times, a temporary abutment and crown are used to steer the shape of the gum tissue.
In other situations, Dr. Greenhalgh may use a soft tissue laser with adjacent gum tissue to create the proper gum line. When appropriate, he may place porcelain veneers or dental crowns on adjacent teeth to support the gums correctly between the teeth.
A Complex Procedure
Due to the variety of complex issues which must be addressed, it takes a cosmetic dentist who possesses both the technical skills and a keen artistic eye to achieve highly aesthetic results with gum tissue when placing dental implants. Dr. Greenhalgh has been performing dental implant procedures for more than 20 years and during that time, he has developed the experience necessary to provide you with the high quality results you deserve.
Please contact our Denver implant dentist today to schedule your initial implant dentistry consultation. Dr. Greenhalgh serves patients in Denver and Lakewood, Colorado.