Revitalize Your Smile with Modern Dental Implants

June 10, 2024

Discover the advanced world of dental implants and how they can help you restore your missing teeth. While traditional fixed bridges and dentures still offer effective solutions for tooth replacement, dental implants come closer to replicating the look, feel, and function of a natural smile.

Embrace a Complete and Radiant Smile with Dental Implants

With dental implants, you can once again enjoy all your favorite foods and communicate confidently without any worries. As they function similarly to the roots of natural teeth, dental implants provide unmatched stability for various dental prostheses, including crowns and bridges up to a complete set of teeth. For individuals wearing full dentures, dental implants also offer enhanced comfort and fit while preventing any embarrassing slippage.

A Flexible Solution for Missing Teeth Replacement

Various Types of Dental Implants:

  • Single-tooth implant:

    When a single tooth is missing, a dental implant restored with a crown closely mimics the appearance and function of a natural tooth. The best part? It's no longer necessary to create a three-unit bridge by preparing and crowning any adjacent teeth. As a self-contained and fully functional unit, a single-tooth implant offers an excellent solution for reestablishing a complete and attractive smile.

  • Implant-supported fixed bridges:

    Unlike traditional fixed bridges to replace multiple missing teeth, an implant-supported bridge does not require the preparation or crowning of any adjacent natural teeth. Instead, it relies on a select number of strategically placed dental implants to support all the necessary crowns and replacement teeth. Typically used to replace two or more missing teeth, an implant-supported bridge preserves the integrity of the adjacent natural teeth while providing the ongoing bone stimulation needed to prevent bone loss and maintain facial contours.

  • Full arch replacement with four or six implants:

    As an alternative to full dentures, a complete set of replacement teeth supported by four or six strategically placed implants successfully reestablishes a smile that looks, feels, and functions like a natural one. Unlike conventional dentures, this approach offers a fixed solution that's both stable and non-removable. While eliminating the need for messy denture adhesives and having to remove any dentures to clean and sanitize them, it boosts confidence when speaking, smiling, and chewing. It also permits the immediate placement of an attractive set of temporary teeth, with a permanent set to follow once the implants become fully integrated with the surrounding bone.

  • Implant-retained denture:

    As the name suggests, this type of denture attaches to a select number of strategically placed implants in the upper or lower jaw. These small surgical posts provide precise points of attachment for the overlying denture and add a significant measure of stability and retention. This added level of security enables one to speak, smile, and eat with greater confidence and ease.

If you're dealing with tooth loss and seeking the latest solutions for missing teeth replacement, reach out to our office today. We'll be happy to evaluate your smile and provide the information needed to make an informed decision on the best options available in care.

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