Types of Dental Implants
Dental implants are the most natural and aesthetic way to replace missing teeth. Your local AACD dentist may recommend using dental implants to replace missing teeth for their long term support. Dental implant restorations are designed to look and function like natural teeth. Your dental restoration will be custom designed to blend seamlessly with your natural smile.
Implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth or a full arch of teeth. There are several styles of dental implants, and your dentist will recommend a type of implant base on the number and location of your missing teeth.
Types of Dental Implants
Single Dental Implant- Single dental implants are used to replace one missing tooth. The titanium post is surgically implanted into the jaw and is designed to function like a natural root. The implant fuses with the jaw bone promoting bone regeneration and preventing facial sagging. A dental crown is a custom designed to fit the healed implant. The crown is usually permanently secured and can be treated like a natural tooth.
Implant secured Bridge- Dental bridges are traditionally anchored using two prepared adjacent teeth. A dental implant secured bridge prevents the need to damage otherwise healthy teeth to support a bridge. Dental implants are surgically implanted and once healed will be used to anchor a bridge in place. The dental bridge may be removable or secured permanently.
Implant secured Denture- An implant secured denture helps to promote long term health and stability of the bite and jaw. A traditional denture does not support the bone tissue. Dental implant secured dentures offer patients a more confident and beautiful smile. You will not have to worry about slippage or embarrassment while eating or speaking.
All on Four Dental Implants- All on four dental have compromised bone tissue. All on four dental implants are an innovate approach to supporting a denture with dental implants. Using extensive planning and technology, your AACD dentist may be able to provide you with dental implant secured restorations even if you have compromised bone tissue.
Enjoy a beautiful, natural smile with dental implants. AACD dentists prefer dental implants for their stability and natural beauty. Ask your local AACD dentist if dental implants can improve the fit of your denture, secure your bridge, or replace your single missing tooth.