Sometimes in spite of everything we do, teeth are lost. There are several ways to replace missing teeth and dental implant supported crowns are one of them. It is one of the best ways we have of conservatively restoring your teeth back to function when one or more teeth have been lost.
If many teeth, or all your teeth have been lost, dental implants can be used as retentive anchors for removable partial or complete dentures. Many people struggle with conventional removable partial and complete dentures due to denture instability, food trapping, sore spots and a lack of confidence in eating, talking and smiling. Dental implants were initially designed to deal with one of dentistry’s biggest problems, the lower removable complete denture, and they provide a very predictable and satisfying solution.
A dental implant is an artificial root made of titanium metal. It is inserted into the jawbone to replace the root of the natural tooth. An artificial replacement tooth is attached to the implant and the implant acts as an anchor to hold the replacement tooth in place. Multiple implants can be used to support and retain removable dentures or partial dentures as well (as seen below).
If you are in good general health, have healthy gums and have enough bone in the jaw to hold an implant, dental implants might be right for you.
Implants are a smart, long-term solution for the right candidate. Due to the fusing process of the artificial root to the jaw bone, the results provide a strong, predictable result that can last for many years. To determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure, please contact our office or request an appointment here.