Dental implants are quickly beginning to replace dentures as the most popular method of restoring missing teeth. This is because they offer permanent replacement teeth that are both comfortable and stable. While dental bridges and dentures have long been the go to choices for restoring missing teeth, dental implants offer a great alternative to these treatments that is just as capable and provides better working results. Today, Dr. Anthony Dailley is blogging from Berkeley, CA to talk about just some of the treatments that are possible using dental implants. We encourage you to read on to find a treatment that may fit your needs.
Restoring Missing Teeth With Dental Implants
No matter how many missing teeth you may be suffering from, dental implants can provide a solution to your problems. Some of the treatments possible using dental implants include:
Single Tooth Restoration
If you are suffering from a missing tooth, a single tooth restoration can be performed. For this method, a single implant fixture is placed in the empty spot left by your missing tooth. During the healing period, osseointegration causes your implant fixture to be accepted by your jawbone and surrounding gums as a natural part of your body. This allows your dental implants to work and feel just like natural teeth. Once this process has finished, an abutment will be attached to your implant fixture and the replacement crown attached, completing the restoration.
Multiple Teeth Restoration
If you are suffering from multiple missing teeth, it is possible to perform a single tooth restoration for each missing tooth. However, if you are suffering from multiple missing teeth that are all lined up in a row, an implant supported dental bridge may be a better option. For this method, at least two implant fixtures are placed, one for the first tooth in the row and one for the last. Once healed, an abutment is attached to each implant fixture and the dental bridge connected at both points, completing the restoration.
Full Arch Restoration
If you are suffering from a full arch of missing teeth, a single tooth restoration can be performed for each and every tooth. However, this can be very expensive, and an implant supported overdenture may be a better option. For this method, four to six implant fixtures are placed along the arch. Once they have healed, an abutment is attached to each implant fixture and the overdenture is connected at each point, completing the restoration.
Call and Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Andrew Dailley
Whether you are suffering from a single missing tooth or a full arch of missing teeth, there is a treatment using dental implants that can fit your needs. Dental implants provide a versatile treatment that can actually work with dental bridges and dentures to provide even more treatment options for our patients. If you have any additional questions or concerns about the types of treatments available using dental implants, we recommend you contact us and schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Andrew Dailley today.