A dental implant is the replacement of the root of the tooth with a titanium post. The titanium post is surgically and strategically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone.
There are many benefits for using dental implant replacement:
Types of Implant Restorations
Dental implants can be used to replace one tooth, several teeth, and full upper or lower arches.
Single Tooth Replacement
If you are missing a single tooth, one implant and one crown can replace it. It not only looks and feels like your natural tooth, you don’t need to sacrifice the health of perfectly good teeth adjacent to it and with healthy dental habits it can last you a lifetime.
Multiple Teeth Replacement
When multiple teeth are missing there are different treatment options, a removable partial denture, a multiple fixed bridge which can compromise healthy teeth, or an implant supported fixed bridge.
An implant supported fixed bridge is the most ideal way of replacing multiple missing teeth. It replaces missing teeth without having to compromise the teeth adjacent and restores full biting function in many areas of the mouth permanently.
Full Arch Replacement
When a patient is missing or will lose all teeth on the upper or lower jaw, or a patient has ill-fitting dentures, full function and esthetics can be restored by surgically placing with extreme accuracy 4 to 8 implants and a provisional fixed prosthesis in one day. This type of procedure is called DIEM full arch implant restoration.
For more information on any of these implant restorative procedures, please contact our office to schedule a consultation appointment.