Choosing the Right Option for You from the Various Types of Dental Implants
Meeting the needs of our each patient is our priority. As such, we offer several types of dental implants to meet the unique restorative needs of every patient.
Single Tooth Replacement
If you are missing a single tooth from decay, failed dental work, fracture or an accident, you can have a dental implant to replace that missing tooth. The new tooth will look and function similar to your original natural tooth.
Multiple Tooth Replacement
Many people are missing more than one tooth but still have other good teeth with good bone and tissue health. Two or more implants can be placed leaving the other natural teeth in place. This is a great alternative to a removable partial denture.
If you have lost or face loosing all of your teeth on the upper jaw, lower jaw or both, you can now replace those teeth with all teeth placed on four implants. We can use the traditional screw retained teeth or the new Secure Fit All-on-4® that will allow better cleaning and long term health. Learn more…
Stabilize and Support Dentures
If you have existing dentures that are in good shape but are loose and ill-fitting you can have implants placed and have a snap-in, snap-out connector to your existing denture or new denture. This solution is not as stable as the All-on-4® method but is a good solution for some. Learn more…
The Benefits of Tooth Replacement
Your teeth perform more functions than the ability to chew, and they are not simply put there to give you a nice smile.
Teeth are necessary for healthy jaw tissue and gums.
Restoration of missing teeth will allow you to keep your oral health by:
- Stopping bone loss
- Restricting movement of surrounding teeth
- Eliminating the possibility of Resorption (jawbone loss)
- Reducing the possibility of TMJ and other off-bite related problems
- Inhibiting excessive tooth decay
Just as important, restoration of missing teeth helps you maintain your mental health. It:
- Eliminates the discomfort and pain
- Erases any fear of embarrassment
- Allows you to smile with confidence
- Frees you up to get on with your life
|TOOTH REPLACEMENT TECHNOLOGIES||FLIPPER||DENTURES||BRIDGE||IMPLANTS|
|LONGEVITY||1-3 years||5-7 years||7-10 years||Lifetime|
|PRESERVATION OF HEALTHY ADJACENT TEETH||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|TRANSMISSION OF FORCE TO:||Adjacent teeth||Adjacent teeth / gums||Adjacent teeth||Bone|
|PREVENT BONE LOSS & PRESERVE FACIAL APPEARANCE||No||No||No||Yes|
|REQUIREMENT FOR PERIODIC ADJUSTMENTS||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|ACCELERATED LOSS OF ADJACENT TEETH||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
Source: Premium Tooth Replacement, Deutsche Bank, January 26, 2006