Dental Implants Experts
Nothing can take the place of a healthy set of teeth, but when disease or an accident ends in tooth loss, it’s good to know that there are options for restoring your smile. If you are self-conscious because you have missing teeth or you wear dentures there is an alternative: dental Implants.
Implants have been around for more than a quarter century and more patients are choosing them as a replacement option. Last year alone more than 1.5 million implants were placed in the United States.
Patients choose implants to replace a single tooth, several teeth, or to support a full set of dentures. Implants are cylinders that are surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw where they functions as a sturdy anchor for replacement teeth. They are made of titanium and other materials that are compatible with the human body.
If you are in good general health, with healthy gums and jawbone that can support an Implant, this procedure may be an ideal option. In fact your health is more of a factor than your age.
Single Tooth Implant
The single tooth implant replaces the missing tooth’s roots. It is a freestanding unit and does not involve treatment to the adjacent teeth. If the surrounding teeth are healthy, they can remain untouched and their strength and integrity may be maintained. The implant can stabilize your bite and help prevent problems with the jaw.
Implant-Supported Bridges and Dentures
Dental implants may be used to support a bridge when several teeth are missing. The bridge replaces the lost natural teeth and some of the tooth roots. An implant-supported bridge does not require support from adjacent teeth, and hence minimizes any invasive procedures as a result.
If you are missing all of your teeth, implant-supported dentures can replace the missing teeth and some of the tooth roots. Because the dental implant can integrate with the jawbone, an implant-supported denture tends to be comfortable and very stable, allowing you to bite and chew naturally.
Implant supported Dentures give back the stability and retention that patients lack when they have conventional dentures. An Implant supported Denture is an ideal treatment for patients that have lost all or some of their teeth and are ready to say goodbye to ill and uncomfortable fitting dentures.