Dental implant therapy has improved exponentially in the last decade. Dental implants provide a long-term solution to fixing your smile with a strong foundation. Implant placement became minimally invasive and can improve physical health, esthetics and chewing efficiency.
Surgically placed implants can replace missing teeth in a variety of ways including:
- Replace Single Tooth
- Replacing one missing tooth is the most cost effective treatment, even if the initial cost may be slightly higher. Placing an implant refrains you from using adjacent natural teeth as bridge support which can weaken and make the teeth more susceptible to decay. The crown that is placed on top of the implant is a strong, esthetic Zirconia restoration that will look and feel like your natural tooth.
- Replace Multiple teeth
- Fixed-implant bridges-Is one option to replace multiple missing teeth. If you are missing multiple teeth in a row, you can place multiple implants that will spread the pressure across the bridge.
- Replace All teeth
“All on 4 Implants” – Traditional dentures can accelerate bone loss because of the pressure put on the gums and surface of the bone. They can also be uncomfortable, affect speech and taste, and be a nuisance due to time-consuming maintenance. Today, dentists can place four implants into the bone and attach a denture to the implants, one of the many options include: screw-retained, snap, bar-attachment. A fixed implant denture transfers the pressure into the bone structure rather than the bone surface minimizing bone loss, and prevents the denture from slipping while eating and talking