There are many reasons why you might lose teeth. An accident could lead to the loss of several teeth, while tooth decay and gum disease are also common causes. Whatever the reason, it’s likely that you’ll want to replace your missing teeth and restore your smile.
Dental implants are the most effective way of rebuilding your smile. They can be used to replace a single tooth, or to support an entire arch. By replacing your teeth with implants, you’ll retain the ability to chew, smile, and laugh.
But there are several different dental implant options available, how do you know which one is right for you?
Let’s discuss the various ways dental implants can be used to restore your smile.
Dental implants are titanium posts that bind realistic replacement teeth tight to your jawbone. They essentially do the same job that the roots of your natural teeth do.
The strong biocompatible implants fuse with your jawbone creating unparalleled support. Once bound to your jaw, the implants will allow you to eat confidently as though you’d never even lost a tooth.
If you’ve lost just one tooth, you can have a single implant. We’ll place the implant into your jaw and let the bone surround it. Once we’re happy that it’s stable, we’ll place a made-to-measure crown onto the implant.
The crown will look exactly like one of your natural teeth. Nobody will know it’s a replacement.
Before we can place a dental implant, we need to ensure that your jaw is strong enough to take it. If the bone has deteriorated following the loss of the tooth, we might suggest a bone graft to rebuild it ahead of the implant placement procedure.
If you have lost a few teeth in the same area of the mouth, implant-retained bridges are a good option. With an implant-retained bridge, we’ll place at least two titanium implants to support a group of teeth that are connected to each other.
Like traditional bridges, the restoration consists of crowns and pontics that ‘bridge’ a gap. Unlike traditional bridges, the crowns are placed onto implants instead of your natural teeth.
Implant-retained bridges offer a good degree of support to your teeth.
If you’ve lost several teeth, or an entire arch, implant-retained dentures can help. Here, we can provide you with a custom-made set of dentures supported by four or more dental implants.
Each implant will be strategically placed to provide the maximum support for the dentures. Just like traditional dentures, you can unclp your false teeth and remove them for cleaning.The difference between implanted dentures and traditional false teeth is that implants prevent your replacement teeth from moving about in your mouth giving you greater confidence.
Dental implants are the most effective way to replace one or more missing teeth. At Harley Private Dental, we offer a flexible range of options to suit your needs.
If you’d like to learn more about the implant placement procedure, or want to find out whether you’re a suitable candidate, get in touch with our friendly team and arrange a consultation today.Back to Blog
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