A Long Term Solution For Missing Teeth
Tooth loss due to age, disease, injury or simply daily wear can make eating challenging and bring about unwanted changes to facial appearances.
With implant dentistry, those who are missing one, two or several teeth no longer have to accept a lifetime of discomfort and inconvenience. Bridges used to be the most common ways to replace broken and missing teeth. Dental implants are a newer option and have a wealth of advantages.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants replace the tooth roots for your broken or missing tooth. They provide a strong foundation for the actual tooth replacement you decide to get.
Dental implants consist of sturdy titanium posts that act as roots in the jawbone, topped with realistic replacement teeth/crowns that provide the security and usability of permanent teeth. Implants can be used to replace single tooth loss, loss of several teeth or complete tooth loss called All-On-4.
This innovative method of dealing with tooth loss is life changing and an excellent alternative to bridges or dentures.
Types of Dental Implants For Missing or Broken Teeth
There are two common types of dental implants:
- Endosteal Implants – These are typically placed on the jawbone.
- Subperiosteal Implants – These are typically placed under the gums but on or above the jawbone.
However, dental implants come in different sizes and it’s important to consult your implant dentist or dental implant expert on what is the best option for you.
Advantages of Dental Implants
There are several advantages of having dental implants to secure your replacement tooth:
- Aesthetically appealing
- Eating is easier
- Last longer
- Improved Self-Esteem
Perfectly matched to your own teeth, no one will ever guess your implants are not your own. Because implants are permanent, they will feel and act just like your own teeth so you will be able to confidently bite into a juicy apple or succulent steak.
Dr. AminZadeh will discuss in detail your options regarding the replacement of your missing tooth or teeth. Our goal is to restore the appearance and functionality of your mouth and smile – effectively, comfortably and painlessly.
This procedure will require several appointments at our comfortable specialty dental studio.