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Mar
27

Types of Dental Implant Restorations

Posted in Dental Implants

Dental implants are the next best thing to having a natural tooth – especially after having a tooth pulled. Now that you’ve decided to have the lifelong tooth replacement procedure, you need to decide which type of restoration is right for you.

Implants can support restorations for just about every smile. Here are 3 different types of tooth replacement options that implants are often used for:

Porcelain Crowns

A crown is used to replace one missing tooth. It is placed directly over the top of the implant root, functioning as a single, stand-alone tooth. You can floss it, brush it, and treat it the same as any other tooth in your entire smile. The crown is custom designed to blend in as seamlessly as possible. 

Dental Bridges

Should you need to replace more than one tooth, say, three or four teeth, then a bridge is a great option. Bridges usually need two implant roots for support – one on each end. An implant supported bridge means you don’t have to grind down healthy teeth to anchor a bridge in place. 

Implant Supported Dentures

Wearing dentures can be difficult for some people to adjust to. Supporting your denture with implants can give you the stability and security that you deserve. Dentures may be removable, fixed to the implants with a clip – or they can be permanent, screwed directly on top of the implants and only removable by your dentist. 

If you’re still considering whether or not implants are right for you – or you just want to get rid of the false teeth that you already have – ask your dentist about dental implants!

Posted on behalf of :
Prime Dental Care
417 Wall St
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 651-8618

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