Dental Implant Treatment Options
A missing tooth can drastically affect your smile, bite, speech and ability to eat. Dental implants are an excellent treatment option to replace missing teeth and are now considered the standard of care. Every patient is unique and depending on your individual needs, dental implants can be utilized in various ways to offer you the best treatment option possible.
“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”
For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.
Single Missing Tooth
When a single tooth has been lost due to cavities, trauma, or gum disease, a single dental implant is the ideal treatment option. Traditionally a fixed bridge was used but required removal of important tooth structure on adjacent teeth. By utilizing dental implants, sacrificing healthy tooth structure on adjacent teeth can be avoided.
Multiple Missing Teeth
Two or more dental implants can be used to create a fixed bridge when multiple teeth are missing. Similar to traditional bridges, dental implants serve as anchors and a replacement tooth is placed in the middle.
Implant Supported Overdenture
An Implant Supported Overdenture is a contemporary restoration that has revolutionized the way surgeons and dentists think of replacing a full set of teeth. Standard dentures are unsecured prostheses with inherent limitations. Lower dentures are commonly painful, inconvenient and unstable when chewing food, limiting the foods that you once enjoyed.
The Implant Supported Overdenture treatment concept replaces your missing teeth with a full dental bridge supported by dental implants. Fewer implants are needed and overall treatment time and cost is reduced. The overdenture stays connected to the implants using a variety of different attachments, which provides great stability throughout the day, but is easily removed at night to allow appropriate oral hygiene.