Do you have severely damaged or missing teeth? Dental implants could potentially be the perfect solution for you. These titanium devices are implanted directly into the gums in place of your missing teeth and fuse to the jawbone over time. Once healed, dental implants are as durable as your healthy teeth and last you a lifetime. Best of all, they are custom-made to you, so they look and feel great!
Dental implants have been an incredible breakthrough in dental technology. These devices are effective and reliable as a permanent replacement for missing or decayed teeth—in fact, they boast a 98 percent success rate. Whether you’re replacing one tooth or many, you can rely on dental implants to improve both the function and appearance of your smile. Here are a few of the ways this technology can be implemented to improve your bite:
- Single Tooth Replacement. Dental implants can be used to replace a single decayed or damaged tooth. After removing the damaged tooth, we will implant a titanium screw in its place. Once the implant has healed and fused to your jawbone, we will place a custom-made crown over the device so that it blends perfectly with your smile. This natural-looking, durable prosthesis will act just like a natural tooth, and you can treat it like one too! Just keep up a healthy dental hygiene routine and your implant will last you a lifetime.
- All-on-4®. The All-on-4 technique is an excellent method for those who require a full set of teeth. It is also great for those who might have limited jawbone density or volume, as this method only requires four dental implants! The process is simple: four dental implants will be inserted into the gums at an angle so as to make them sturdier and able to maximize the stability of each implant. Once these four implants have been placed, a new or existing denture will be attached to the screws that very same day. Once healed completely (in about 3-4 months), a brand-new set of teeth will be permanently affixed to the implants. There are many things to love about this system, including the minimal recovery time and low costs. All-on-Four is also very low-maintenance—you can eat whatever you’d like and only need to upkeep a simple dental hygiene routine to keep them in great shape. Patients love the All-on-4 system!
- Implant-Supported Dentures. Similar to All-on-4, implant-supported dentures secure your device through dental implant technology! You can have as few as two implants on the lower dentures to allow them to fit securely. These devices bring back normal function and a confident smile to those who are missing teeth. In fact, patients often comment that they wished they would have gotten dental implants sooner! Those who may have only been able to eat soft foods before are now enjoying steak, chicken, and even corn on the cob. This technology will greatly improve your quality of life.
- Implant-Supported Bridges. If you are missing several adjacent front teeth, an implant-supported bridge could be the perfect solution. Bridges supported by crowns are not always as effective for missing front teeth, as this can occasionally produce low quality aesthetic results and compromise your natural teeth. However, with implant-supported bridges, you can restore multiple teeth at a lower treatment cost. Your bridge will look completely natural and feel great!
Our patients love their dental implants, and you will too! To learn more about these devices and how they can renew the structure and appearance of your smile, contact Dental Roots today!