Whether you are missing one tooth or several teeth, gaps in your smile can affect your daily life and cause complications for the rest of your teeth. You may have to avoid certain foods that you love or have less confidence when showing your smile. A dental implant restoration uses a three-step process to replace your missing tooth with a dental crown that looks and functions like a natural tooth. If you are in need of a tooth restoration, call today to schedule an appointment!
Single or Multiple Implants
Dental implants can be used to replace one tooth or several teeth. If you are missing several teeth in a row, implants can be used to permanently secure a bridge or denture. When gaps are left in your smile, the existing teeth can begin to move out of place. Jaw bone can also begin to deteriorate where teeth are missing. By replacing your missing teeth, the rest of your smile can benefit too! Implants prevent these concerns from developing and restore both function and aesthetics to your smile.
Advantages Over Traditional Dentures or Bridges
Traditional dentures and bridges are not secured to the jaw bone. This allows the restoration to shift or become unstable over time. A traditional bridge relies on surrounding teeth for support. When the surrounding teeth become insecure, the bridge will need to be replaced. With an implant-supported bridge or denture, you can feel confident with a tooth restoration that will last! With proper upkeep, implants are made to last a lifetime!
For a complete replacement of all of the teeth on the upper or lower jaw, implant-supported dentures provide a permanent restoration that stays in place. To prepare for the dentures, mini implants are placed across the jaw. The denture is then made with special attachments that allow them to snap onto the mini implants. By securing to the implants, the denture is both comfortable and stable. With implant-supported dentures, patients are also able to be more relaxed which allows them to talk and smile more easily.