Whether you’re missing one tooth or many, dental implants may be the treatment of choice to replace and restore your dentition to health and beauty. Dental implants act as a replacement root for missing teeth. Once inserted, the implants will fuse over time to the surrounding bone structure, becoming integrated into the bone –similar to a natural tooth.
If you’re missing a single tooth, an implant is an ideal solution to replace it. Rather than removing healthy tooth structure on adjacent teeth to support a bridge and risking these teeth requiring root canal treatment later on, a single tooth implant can be conservatively inserted into the space where your tooth once was and a beautiful, natural looking crown can be made to replace your tooth.
When many teeth have been lost to decay and disease, an implant supported bridge or denture is the logical stable choice. If a client wants the comfort and piece of mind of never needing to remove a denture to clean it, dentures can be permanently attached to their implants. When cost prevents this ideal option, implants can also be used to support a removable over-denture. When in place a dental-implant supported denture looks and functions like natural teeth and allows the wearer to forget about them and lead a happy, healthy and nutritious life.
For more information about dental implants and their risks and benefits, or to find out if this mode of treatment is right for you please contact our office.