When a person has missing teeth, it is likely that they will begin to consider their replacement options, such as a dental implant restoration. Implant dentistry has become more and more popular for patients in need of restorative care.
If you are considering different dental implant restoration options, then you may find the following information to be helpful. Ultimately, it is best to consult with a dentist or implant specialist who can provide an accurate rundown of your choices. In the meantime, this article outlines a few of the options for dental implant restoration.
The following restorative treatments can improve both your oral health and smile. Keep reading to find out more.
Sometimes, the teeth are in such bad shape that dental crowns on their own are not able to restore or renew the tooth. In these scenarios, dental implants should be introduced into the equation. A dental implant restoration combined with dental crowns can create an ideal outcome.
Dental implants will be placed beneath the gums and within the jawbone. After a few months of healing and natural fusing, a permanent dental crown will be placed with an abutment on top of the implant. The implants will replace the original tooth’s structure, and the crown will allow for an improved aesthetic and normal habits such as eating.
Just like with dental crowns, dentures are often unable to be used if a person has unhealthy teeth. However, with the use of dental implants, dentures can be supported and secured into place. When these two are combined, they are referred to as implant-supported dentures.
Dental implants will be placed through a surgical procedure, and after a few months of healing and natural fusing, the dentures can be placed. A dental lab will custom create the dentures to specifically fit the patient’s mouth. Once the dentures are snapped into place, natural eating, confident smiling and good oral health can be achieved again.
Another option for a dental restoration that can be used in conjunction with implants is dental bridges. This prosthetic "bridges" the gap between two teeth to go over a missing one. Bridges work with dental implants to restore a tooth that is decaying or completely missing.
The implant will be placed like normal, and after a few months, the bridge can be placed over the area to complete the restoration.
Dental implant restorations offer patients the ability to start over. Whether you have missing teeth or teeth that are in bad shape, our office can assist you. We have trained dentists who specialize in implants. Give us a call or stop by our office so we can get you started with a dental implant restoration. We can also answer any questions you may have about dental implant restorations or any other dental procedure. We are here to help!