Missing teeth can be uncomfortable and embarrassing at times. Even activities that used to be simple like eating, smiling, and talking in public can suddenly become awkward and you might feel self-conscious. Most people with missing teeth tend to stay away from social situations. Needless to say, missing teeth can impact one's quality of life.
We at Preston Dental believe that nobody should go through the discomfort and embarrassment of missing teeth. That's why we offer dental implants to our patients.
Dental Implants have many health and aesthetic benefits. In general, having a single tooth or a full denture can help improve one's overall appearance, make eating and speaking easier and more comfortable, and boost one's confidence. With implants, you can enjoy life as you once did!
What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants serve as the foundation of the bridges, crowns, and dentures that we use to replace a patient's missing teeth. An implant is made of titanium with screw threads. It functions as a replacement tooth root to support a new single tooth, a bridge, or a denture. Implants are inserted into the patient's jaw through a relatively pain-free procedure. Our highly-skilled dental professionals have done this procedure countless times so you don't have to worry.
Once the implants are in place, they would be left undisturbed for a certain period (usually a few months) to let the surrounding soft tissues and bone grow around the implants. This makes the implants as good as a permanent and natural tooth root. When the healing phase is over, we then move on to the restoration phase where you'll finally have your new replacement tooth or teeth attached to the implants.
What is an Abutment?
A dental implant abutment is a connecting part that allows the crown to be attached to the dental implant itself. Without the abutment, it would not be possible to connect the crown to the implant directly.
What is a Crown?
Simply put, an implant crown is a tooth that is visible and the one you will use for chewing food. It's the replacement tooth that would complete your smile!
What can Dental Implants be Used for?
Single tooth replacements make use of a single implant serving as a standalone unit to replace just one root. A single implant doesn't involve any treatment to the other surrounding teeth.
When replacing multiple teeth, we use what is known as a bridge. A dental implant bridge can replace multiple teeth with the use of just two implants.
If you are missing all of your teeth, a hybrid denture is your best option. Made with a combination of bridge and denture materials, a hybrid implant denture can replace all your missing teeth in just one prosthesis. It is often supported by four implants for the lower teeth and six for the upper teeth.
When considering a replacement for your missing tooth or teeth, dental implants are among your best options. They function and look just like your natural teeth. They feel just as comfortable too! With dental implants from Preston Dental, you can finally gain back your confidence and live your life to the fullest! If you're interested in dental implants or if you want to know if they're the best option for your situation, do not hesitate to give us a call and we'll schedule an appointment to see if you're a good candidate for dental implants! We'll wait for your call!