Patients who suffer from tooth loss often also struggle with low self-esteem, have difficulty speaking or performing daily activities such as eating or drinking water. Dental implants are a modern and effective solution for such conditions. And with them you can effectively restore your dentition and enjoy a normal and relaxed lifestyle again. To make the best choice for your health, it is important to familiarize yourself with the different types of dental implants currently available on the market. If you are not yet fully aware of them, read on and we’ll help you get familiar with them. Of course, you should always discuss the appropriate types of dental implants with your implantologist before considering the start of a treatment in order for your results to be effective. And long lasting results.
Single Dental Implant Restoration
Medical research in the field of dentistry shows that over 158 million people or 2.3% of the world’s population suffer from complete loss of teeth. Given this troubling number, it is not surprising that more and more people consider dental implants to be the best and most effective way to restore missing teeth.
However it is also not uncommon for patients to only have one or two missing teeth. As a consequence of untreated infection or an accident. In this case, we can only replace a single tooth, but unlike other restorations, a single tooth dental implant replaces your entire missing tooth from root to crown.
What is the process of a dental implant?
You will meet with one of our dental implant experts to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. If so, we will create a personalized treatment plan for you, outlining every step of the way to your new, healthy smile. The implant will be placed in your jaw surgically. You will be given local anesthesia during the procedure. We then attach the crown, which has been designed to look and feel exactly like the rest of your teeth. And voila. Your brand new smile awaits.
Replacing several teeth: Using an implant-supported bridge
This method is applicable when you have multiple missing teeth next to each other.
It involves creating a dental bridge. The bridge consists of two crowns on either side of the missing teeth. The treatment process is the same as in the restoration of a tooth. The advantages of the bridge over implants are that you can safely replace a few missing teeth. Without the unnecessary cost of replacing each tooth. In addition, because implant-supported bridges will replace some of your tooth roots, the bone is better preserved.
Replacing All of Your Teeth
If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported full denture can replace them. Dental implant dentures also called All-on-4 will replace both your lost natural teeth. And some of the roots. This option provides several advantages over other teeth replacement options. In addition to looking and functioning like natural teeth, full bridges or dentures are designed to be long lasting. Implant-supported full bridges and dentures also are more comfortable and stable than conventional dentures. Allowing you to retain a more natural biting and chewing capacity.
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