When it comes to permanently replacing missing teeth, there is only one restorative solution that is truly permanent: dental implants. They are a state-of-the-art dental treatment that can help you repair the gaps in your smile and enjoy the benefits for a lifetime. Keep reading to learn more about dental implants!
Dental Implants 101
Dental implants are small metal posts that are surgically and strategically placed into the jawbone. They are designed to mimic natural tooth roots. Implants are biocompatible so they actually fuse with the jawbone to create a permanent foundation for replacement teeth.
Crowns are single tooth restorations shaped like a real tooth. They are a great option for patients missing one tooth or a few teeth that are spread out. Once the implants are in place where the missing teeth once were, implant-supported crowns can be connected to the implants to fill in the gaps.
For patients missing one tooth or many in a row, dental bridges are the best solution. Bridges have dental crowns on either end and replacement teeth in the middle. The crowns on implant-supported bridges act as the connective pieces and attach to dental implants located on both sides of the gap. Once attached, the bridge won’t move.
Dentures are perfect for replacing a full or partial arch of teeth. Depending on the number of missing teeth, patients may need anywhere from four to eight implants for the denture to attach to. With implant-supported dentures, patients won’t have to worry about their dentures slipping or sliding when they eat or speak.
Start Your Journey to a Complete Smile
Are you ready to fill in the gaps in your smile? At Mission Hills Family Dental, we take great pride in offering advanced restorative solutions including dental implants. Our team will work closely with you to ensure that you have a great experience every step of the way. Please contact our office to book your tooth replacement consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve a beautiful, complete smile!