Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants
A dental implant is an option to replace a missing tooth or several teeth. In this procedure, a small titanium shaft is surgically implanted into the bone and allowed to set. The bone grows around it and forms a tight connection. Once the implant is firmly set in the mouth, the dentist then attaches a replacement tooth onto the top of the shaft. Some implants can be surgically placed and restored with a crown the same day, also known as “tooth-in-a-day”. Implants can also be used as support for an implant bridge. This permanent solution has the advantages over conventional bridge work in that it does not stress the surrounding teeth for support. An implant bridge replacing several teeth is an alternative to partial dentures and has several advantages. There is little or no adjustment period because once the work is done, our patients only feel teeth and not metal supports intruding into the mouth. Implants slow or stop the bone loss occasioned by missing teeth. There is no discomfort or difficulty in eating and best of all, they don’t have to be taken out all the time.
Often implants can be used to further stabilize a denture or eliminate removable dentures altogether. A Teeth-In-A-Day treatment, also known as an All-On-Four treatment is a type of denture which is held in place by implants. This type of treatment is fixed in your mouth and feels more like having your natural teeth than a removable denture.
Do you have questions about dental implants, including whether they are the right treatment option for your missing teeth? Contact our practice today to learn more about how Dr. Green can help you achieve a comfortable, strong and appealing smile with dental implants at 561-622-2815.