Modern technology has made Implants a great way to replace missing teeth with the highest success rate of any other tooth replacement option. If you have missing teeth, it is important to replace them. Without all your teeth, chewing and eating can destabilize your bite and cause you discomfort.
A dental implant often take the form of a small, screw shape titanium post which mimics a tooth’s root. The procedure used to place the implant is quite minor and routine today requiring only local anesthesia. Once placed, the bone integrates to the implant during the healing process which takes a few months. After the implant has healed and is solid in the bone, a custom made porcelain crown is placed on top of the implant to resemble a natural tooth.
Implants may also be used to anchor dentures, especially lower dentures that tend to shift when you talk or chew.Also, for patients with removable dentures, implants can replace missing teeth so that you have a more natural-looking smile.
Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper placement and diligent patient maintenance.
Dental implants are an ideal option to replace a lost tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, genetically missing teeth, or an injury. They are so natural-looking and feeling; you may forget you ever lost a tooth. With proper patient maintenance…implants can last a lifetime.
A dental implant provides several advantages over other tooth replacement options. A dental implant replaces a single tooth without sacrificing the health of neighboring teeth. The other treatment for the loss of a single tooth is a tooth-supported fixed bridge which requires that adjacent teeth be ground down to support the cemented bridge.
Because a dental implant will replace your tooth root, the bone is better preserved. With a bridge “solution,” some of the bone that previously surrounded the tooth begins to resorb or deteriorate and continues to do so. Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone height, width and depth healthy and intact.
Replacing Several Teeth With Implant Supported Bridges
If you are missing several teeth, implant-supported bridges are a great option. It isn’t always necessary to replace each missing tooth with a dental implant when there are several teeth involved needs to be replaced. There are many factors which go into deciding how many implants are needed to properly restore your smile and bite to the most optimal level. Call Dr. Tobias’ office for a consult today to learn your options! With Dr. Tobias’ many years of experience and continuing formal education, he can offer new techniques and solutions that are now available and may not have been an option when you were last thinking about improving your smile!
Denture patient can stop worrying about dentures slipping with implant supported dentures.
Implants can support an entire arch of upper or lower replacement teeth that are fixed onto the implants and are never removed. Sometime the new teeth can be supported by as few as 4 implants. If the patients jawbone density and volume have deteriorated, 5 to 6 implants may be necessary. Dental implant supported dentures protect your jawbone, … won’t slip and if proper dental hygiene is performed, can last a lifetime.
Implants can support Removable Dentures, too.
Through the use of implants removable dentures can also be made more comfortable, effective and healthier to wear. Since traditional dentures rest on the gums this puts pressure on the bone, this accelerates bone loss causing the jaw to shrink and the denture slip. Today removable dentures can be attached to implants transferring the pressure into the bone structure rather than the bone surface. This holds the denture in place while you are eating and speaking, and preserves the bone directly beneath them.