Dental Implant Placement
In spite of significant improvements in the dental industry, many people still suffer from tooth loss, mainly due to periodontal disease or tooth decay. For an extended period, the only solution for tooth loss was bridges and dentures. However, today, dental implants are available. Dental implants replace tooth roots where they provide a firm foundation for removable or permanent replacement teeth made to look like your natural teeth. Here at Bay Lakes Center for Complex Dentistry, we are well experienced in the latest implantology procedures and techniques.
The Significance of Dental Implants
A dental implant is the best resolution for replicating the feel, look, and function of natural teeth. Unlike other teeth replacement techniques, dental implants do more than replace missing teeth. They also help in maintaining the bone structure's strength, provide the capability to chew food, and also give the patient the boldness to smile. When a tooth gets lost, various adverse effects happen to the patient, which cannot be immediately noticed. It affects the health and the appearance of the gums and bone structure. One of the significant problems that occur when a tooth gets lost is bone loss in the jawbone. The loss of the bone can negatively affect the durability of the surrounding tooth firmness and tooth roots. A dental implant can help foster bone growth surrounding the implant area, which can also reduce the indented look that occurs due to bone loss.
Single Dental Implants
This dental implant is only able to assist a dental crown. In the time of oral surgery, a titanium screw is placed in the jawbone. A healing cap is then used to cover it, which allows it to heal for a few weeks as it merges with the bone. The screw cover or healing cap is later detached. An abutment is then applied to fix the implant to a crafted crown.
This can be used to replace three more or more absent teeth that are in a row. At each end of the row dental implants are used to hold up the bridge, hence shielding the natural teeth.
An All-on-4 dental implant is a quick fix for patients who do not have all of their upper or lower teeth. Using just four implants, our team can replace the missing teeth at the same appointment.
Implant Supported Dentures
Dentures that are supported by an implant is another viable option for replacing missing teeth. They are supported by a minimum of four dental implants. The denture will not rest on the gums, but instead, it is fixed to the implants which have been embedded into the bone. When a cleaning or examination is needed, our dentists will remove the denture.
How Long Will Dental Implants Last?
The durability of the dental implant will depend upon proper care and maintenance by the patient. A dental implant can last more than 25 years. Dental implants are actually designed to be a permanent tooth replacement option. They can support dental structures and can resist chewing and biting without slipping because they are firmly attached to the jawbone.
If you are suffering from tooth loss, a dental implant may be the best solution for teeth replacement. If you would like more information, please contact Bay Lakes Center for Complex Dentistry at (906) 212-4725today.