State-of-the-art replacement for several missing teeth
Why Dental Implants?
- Missing teeth
- Potential bite and jaw joint problems from shifting teeth
- The "sunken face" look associated with multiple missing teeth
- Desire to improve chewing ability
- Desire for a more permanent solution than dentures
- Desire for a smile improvement
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are fixtures used to replace the root of missing teeth. The implants are surgically placed in the jaw and given time to heal. When replacing multiple teeth in the far back of the mouth, a fixed bridge is attached to the top of the implants. This creates a fixed replacement for the missing teeth. Traditional partial dentures cannot offer the same stability or function that dental implants can.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Having dental implants replacing missing teeth will provide new, unparalleled strength, stability and durability and will feel like you've re-grown your natural teeth. There is no need to alter the other natural teeth as it would to fit a partial denture.
- The only fixed alternative in this situation
- A stable, secure solution that lets you eat what you want
- Preserves your facial appearance and prevents bone loss
1. Before treatment Back teeth are missing. The only fixed replacement alternative is placing a fixed bridge that is attached to dental implants.
2. Placing the implant The implants are placed in the jaw and allowed to heal.
3. Attaching the bridge Following healing, the permanent bridge is attached to the implants.
4. Final result The new teeth will handle all the biting and chewing that your natural teeth did. You will have a stable and secure solution that allows you to eat what you want.
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