If you have had dental problems that have led to tooth loss, restoring your smile is a priority. If you are exploring your options for replacing missing teeth, dental implants as the best possible option for your dental restoration.
Implant-Based Restorations For A Single Tooth
Single tooth replacement begins with the placement of a single titanium implant into the jawbone, where it will fuse with the bone to create an artificial tooth root. This step not only provides a firm foundation for your replacement tooth, but also protects against bone loss in the jaw that occurs where tooth roots are missing.
Implant-Based Restorations For Multiple Teeth
When several teeth in a row are missing, they can be replaced by a bridge anchored to implants. An implant is not needed for each tooth being replaced. Three or four teeth can be replaced with just two dental implants for support. As with single tooth replacement, and implant-supported bridge will preserve bone strength and density, provide a more permanent solution to tooth loss than traditional bridges, and offer a smile restoration that is indistinguishable from adjacent natural teeth in function, comfort and appearance.
Restoring Your Smile After Total Tooth Loss
If you have lost all your teeth in one jaw or both, your best options for replacing those missing teeth lie in dental implant-based restorations. Patients who need total tooth replacement can have several dental implants placed in the jawbone to firmly anchor a full arch of replacement teeth.
This type of restoration is often referred to as permanent dentures, since they are not removable like traditional dentures. They are permanently fixed in place and can only be removed by a dentist. Like other implant-based restorations, permanent dentures look, feel and function like natural teeth, aid in maintaining jawbone strength and density, and unlike traditional dentures, will not lose their fit and need replacement every few years.
To find out more about dental implants and how they can help you regain your smile, please contact us at (480) 867-1727.