Missing teeth are more than just gaps in your smile. Unlike other medical
issues that get better with time, dental problems will only grow worse without
getting treatment. When you prolong getting your teeth replaced, you may
experience issues like misalignment, bone deterioration, and even additional
tooth loss. Thankfully, we offer dental implants as a premier option for
restoring your teeth from the roots up. Keep reading to learn more about your
replacement options and why dental implants are the best for your health.
Non-Implant Tooth Replacement Options
Crown & bridge: A crown and bridge can be used to
replace 1 to 3 consecutively missing teeth. A great option for patients
with remaining healthy teeth, this is a custom-made prosthetic that
literally bridges the gap in your smile. It uses a dental crown on their
side for support, creating a sturdy and beautiful replacement for the
visible portion of the teeth.
Partial dentures: If you’re missing consecutive and
nonconsecutive teeth, a partial denture could be beneficial. This is a
custom-made denture that fills in the gaps of your smile like missing
pieces to a puzzle. Partial dentures usually rely on clasps to keep it
sturdy and in place, offering a somewhat stable replacement.
Full dentures: Full dentures can replace entire rows of
your smile. This prosthetic is a gum-colored based attached to artificial
teeth that can restore the appearance of your teeth. They rely on suction
or denture adhesive, which can cause shifting when eating or talking.
The Dental Implant Process
After we’ve determined that you’re a good candidate for
dental implants, we will treat any preexisting oral health issues before beginning the
process. Then, you’ll come in for surgery, where we will ensure
you’re completely numb and comfortable. Next, we’ll create small
incisions in your gums to access your bone. After creating tiny holes in
your jaw, we’ll place your dental implants. You’ll be sent home
with temporary restorations to maintain appearance, where you’ll begin
a 3 to 4-month healing process called osseointegration.
Once your implants have completely fused to your jaw, you’ll return to
our office. We will ensure that you’re happy with your custom-made
crowns, bridge, or denture, before permanently mounting them on top of your
Benefits of Implant Retained Dental Prosthetics
While any replacement is better than none at all, dental implants have a set
of significant advantages that you can’t get with other options,
Rooted in the jawbone, dental implants don’t require the removal of
your existing dental structure.
Unlike any other solution, dental implants restore your teeth from the
roots up for the only comprehensive replacement.
Dental implants stimulate the jawbone to prevent it from deterioration
after tooth loss.
Dental implants allow your restorations to look and feel like your natural
teeth for ultimate comfort and confidence.
Firmly secure in the jaw, dental implants allow you to eat all of your
favorite foods, varying your diet, and keeping you healthy.
Are you ready to benefit from replacing multiple teeth with dental implants?
Contact our office to get started on a healthy and full smile.