With dental implants it’s possible to have just about any type of dental restoration for your tooth replacement needs. Depending on the number of teeth you’re actually missing, the type of treatment you decide on can be fairly straightforward.
Implant Crowns – Crowns are used for individual tooth replacement. Each porcelain crown is cemented to a single implant, creating the function of an entirely new tooth. You can replace nearly any tooth in your mouth with an implant and crown, because they are so stable.
Implant Bridges – Bridges replace multiple teeth at one time. They are similar to having 3 or 4 crowns fused side-by-side. A functional crown is on each end of the bridge, with false crowns suspended between the two. Each end must be anchored onto an implant. Unlike traditional dental bridges, implant bridges provide patients with the opportunity to replace several more teeth at once.
Fixed Implant Dentures– Since implants are extremely strong, as few as 4 of them can support an entire full-mouth denture. Implant supported dentures are more streamlined, freeing up additional space in the mouth. This makes it easier to talk, eat, and provides additional comfort than conventional denture treatments. The best thing about it being that the denture stays in place – permanently!
Dental implant roots are extremely successful treatments that have the potential to last for the rest of your life. When cared for properly, the restorations placed over the implant can last for several years. You can enjoy the look and feel of a natural smile all over again when you choose dental implants. Schedule a consultation with your dentist to find out more about what dental implants can do for your oral health.
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