About Dental Implants
- Are You:Missing one or more teeth?
- Having trouble with dentures or partials?
- Unhappy with your bridge?
Dental implants will keep you smiling. Implants replace missing roots, and can support dental restorations that look and feel just like your own. You will eat and drink whatever you like without the inconvenience of unretained dentures, partials or missing teeth.
Are Dental Implants for You?
Dental implants are the preferred option to replace missing teeth. Hundreds of thousands of people all over the world are using dental implants to perfect their smile and restore confidence. Your dentist can help you determine if implants are the right choice for you.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Scientifically proven as a predictable, long-term solution
- Restores form, esthetics and chewing ability
- Causes no harm to adjacent healthy teeth
Dental Implants are the most efficient and effective solution for the restoration of missing teeth. When you consider the time spent adjusting dentures or the disadvantages of bridges, you will find that implants provide a predictable, long-lasting option when compared with alternative prosthetic solutions.
Replacing a single tooth.
If you need to replace just one tooth, an implant may be a more effective alternative to traditional bridgework. A standard bridge requires cutting down adjacent teeth to support the new bridge. The supporting teeth become more susceptible to caries, and may eventually be lost as well. A dental implant not only preserves bone and gum tissue, but also avoids cutting down neighboring teeth, allowing a longer and healthier lifespan.
Replacing multiple teeth with a fixed bridge.
When a few adjacent teeth are missing or badly damaged, multiple dental implants may be placed to support an implantsupported bridge. This advantageous alternative, avoids the inconvenience of partial dentures. It makes the use of metallic clasps unnecessary, resulting in better esthetics, and causes no harm to the adjacent teeth. The result is a simpler solution, that enhances quality of life while keeping existing teeth healthy.
Support and retention of a complete denture.
Dental implants are the most effective way to retain and support a complete denture, especially in the lower jaw. Poorly fitting dentures were found to affect not only the ability to chew and speak, but also patients' self esteem. Two to four dental implants with attachments or a bar, keep the denture firmly in place, enhancing quality of life and enabling you to eat, laugh and smile with confidence in any situation.
Fixed restoration for a completely edentulous jaw.
Patients with a completely edentulous jaw can now avoid the hassle associated with removable dentures. Supported by eight or more implants, a fixed restoration (bridge) is the ultimate solution for those who wish to improve chewing ability and enjoy a better quality of life.
What are Overdentures?
Overdentures are replacement teeth retained by dental implants. Overdentures were developed to help both partial and fully edentulous patients regain a quality of life, which most likely has been missing since they lost their teeth. You can read more about dental implants and overdentures here.