If you are one of the many people who are missing teeth and struggling with ill-fitting, uncomfortable dentures or a retainer with false teeth, dental implants will give your smile a second chance.
A dental implant is a small titanium post that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. Dental implants can be placed in both the upper and lower jaws. Due to the biocompatible properties of titanium, dental implants naturally fuse with bone and become a solid anchor for the restorations that your dentist will eventually place on top. Dental implants can be used to replace one tooth, multiple teeth or your entire smile.
- Single Tooth Replacements. This procedure is relatively quick and simple, as one tooth is replaced by one single implant.
- Multiple Tooth Replacements. In what is known as a “fixed bridge,” implants are permanently placed in the jaw then connected to a series of crowns.
- Full Arch Replacements. Some dentists refer to these type of implants as “full mouth restorations.” A full arch replacement is a permanent, long-lasting, and functional alternative to removable dentures for people who are missing most or all of their teeth.
- Implant-Supported Overdentures. Unlike conventional dentures that rest directly on the gums, implant-supported overdentures are anchored by full-size or mini dental implants for superior function and stability. They can be removed daily to ensure proper cleaning and maintenance.