There are many types of dental implants, formulated to work for the various types of dental patients who have missing teeth.
These incredible restorative dentistry solutions permanently replace the space in a person’s smile or rebuild their entire mouth from scratch, so it is beautiful and fully functional. At Philadelphia Dentistry in Center City, we specialize in multiple versions of dental implants, so you get the dental care you need to feel good about yourself and your smile again.
If you are missing an entire arch of teeth, All-On-4 dental implants do the work of dentures without any of the potential drawbacks. This permanent restoration involves the placement of only four implants where you have the highest bone density, rather than using one implant per missing tooth. When the surgical areas have healed fully, either a dental bridge or partial denture is adhered to the implants to complete your smile.
A combination of modern dentures and dental implants, denture implants are an excellent option for patients who have struggled with dentures, have good bone volume, and have a disease-free mouth. If you are missing several teeth in one area of your mouth or an entire arch of teeth, this permanent solution gives you your freedom without adhesives or covering your palate. Denture implants are comfortable and look and feel natural. Because they’re anchored in place in the jaw, there is no interruption of taste or sensation.
When you’re missing all your teeth on the top and bottom of your mouth, you need serious intervention to get functional teeth and a complete smile. Full-mouth dental implants is an intense and complex treatment plan that takes time to plan and implement. In some cases, upper implants and lower implants will be placed at the same time. In other cases, they will be done separately. During the healing stage, fixed temporary bridges will be attached to the abutments on the implants so your smile is temporarily complete until the full-mouth dental implants are permanently placed.
There are several ways to replace one missing tooth, but one of the best ways to get the job done is with a single-tooth dental implant. Both tooth root and crown are replaced so the space that’s left behind by a lost or extracted tooth does not affect how you bite and chew, negatively impact the rest of your teeth, or damage your oral health overall.
Missing multiple teeth that are right next to each other can be replaced with a conventional dental bridge, but if it’s possible, a multiple-teeth replacement with dental implants is the better choice. Rather than attaching a bridge to neighboring teeth, two implants are placed in the jawbone and a specially designed multi-tooth crown is attached to the abutments. It’s possible to replace multiple missing teeth at one time without the cost of replacing each individual tooth.
A combination of All-On-4 and denture implants, the all-teeth dental implants replace a missing arch of teeth with four implants and customized dentures. As with the other solutions, there is nothing that covers the palate, eliminating that uncomfortable feeling, and there is no messing with adhesives so no need to worry about unreliable dentures falling out, sliding around in your mouth, or getting in the way of confident speaking or eating.
If you have ever considered yourself a poor candidate for dental implants, think again. There are so many types of dental implants that can make you a viable patient for this modern restorative dentistry solution. Schedule a consultation with Philadelphia Dentistry in Center City to find out whether dental implants can give you back your beautiful smile.
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