People who have lost teeth due to injury, tooth decay, failed root canal treatment, congenital defects or gum disease might feel self-conscious to smile or talk. Tooth loss can result in malocclusion, loss of opposing unsupported teeth, jaw collapse and often times compromised
chewing leading to secondary health problems like malnutrition. Replacing missing tooth roots, dental implants provide permanent replacements for teeth with strength and stability of the mouth, as well as help to stimulate and maintain jaw bone, preventing bone loss and helping to support facial features.
Dental implants involve surgically placing a titanium root in the bone. They become a sturdy base for supporting one or more artificial teeth or crowns. When dental implants are placed in your jawbone, they bond with your natural bone.
A connector or abutment is placed on top of the dental implant to hold and support your crowns. The crowns are custom-made to match your natural teeth and fit your mouth. The restoration typically takes three to six-months to complete after the initial procedure to allow the patient to completely heal.
Modern dental implants have been used successfully for over 30 years. They are the strongest devices available to support replacement teeth – and even better, they allow these new teeth to feel, look and function naturally.
At our clinic, implants are done for:
- Single Tooth or Multiple Teeth
- Full-Mouth Rehabilitation
- Implant-supported Dentures
A bridge is a dental appliance that replaces one or more natural missing teeth. A fixed bridge is usually a false tooth cemented to two existing natural teeth. The natural teeth are crowned to attach the false tooth. Unlike removable partials, a fixed bridge cannot be taken out of the mouth by the patient.
For patients who cannot or do not wish to undergo surgical intervention, removable dentures are an alternative for replacing missing teeth. Impressions of the gums and any remaining teeth are used to make dentures in a process that involves several appointments of measuring the jaws and existing teeth and gums. Removable dentures can provide an alternative to implants or bridges in some cases.