We can use implant dentistry to help patients enjoy a full smile again. In addition to addressing minor tooth loss, we can also use them to secure a prosthetic. Even if you’ve lost a majority of your teeth, we can still help you enjoy a full smile once again. In today’s blog, let’s look at three dental implant options for rebuilding smiles.
Single Tooth Dental Implants
When you lose one tooth, we can insert the dental implant into the jawbone. Through a process known as osseointegration, the bone tissue and the implant will bond. After the area heals (around three to four months) we will add an abutment to the new tooth that holds a crown in place, completing the prosthetic. You can then enjoy a strong and long-lasting replacement option.
Implant Supported Bridges and Partials
For more advanced tooth loss, we can use multiple dental implants to support a prosthetic. We can place two to three to secure a bridge, which also means we don’t have to remove healthy tooth structure from surrounding teeth to make room for crowns. The implant-bridge will then last significantly longer than a traditional crown-support alternative.
We can also secure a partial, which is a prosthetic designed to address multiple missing teeth spread out across the arch. We can provide one with more security and the ability to last for decades, as opposed to just 10 to 15 years.
If you lose all of your teeth, we can place between six and eight implants per arch, supporting a full denture. We can also employ the All-on-4 system, which only requires four specially placed dental implants and in some cases, can be placed in a single day.
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