Benefits of Teeth Implants
It cannot be stressed enough that teeth implants take dental restoration much further when compared to bridges or dentures. This is because dental implants replace teeth all the way down to the root, which extends into the jawbone and gum tissue. By using titanium, your tooth replacement will effectively integrate with your existing oral structures. Thanks to this integration, you can expect:
- Biting force restored up to 70 percent
- Improved blood flow and bone stimulation to reduce premature sagging and bone resorption
- True longevity for replacement teeth
- Natural function and aesthetics
Furthermore, dental implants are strong enough to hold restorations on their own. That means you don’t need to remove existing tooth structure just to have them placed. For example, dental bridges may be able to replace teeth, but they require removal of tooth structure so that the bridge can be properly anchored.
Who Needs a Tooth Implant?
Dental implants can be used in a variety of circumstances. Whether you need to replace one tooth or an entire arch, our dental office can work with you to determine which tooth implant solution is best for your case.
Missing One Tooth
To replace one tooth, a single titanium post is placed into the jaw, then an implant-retained crown is placed on top. An abutment attaches the two components together and stabilizes the restoration for long-term use. The crown is made with porcelain because of its incredibly lifelike properties and durability.
Missing Multiple Teeth
Instead of modifying the natural tooth structure to hold a traditional bridge, two dental implants can hold a three- or four-crown bridge. Once both implants have fully integrated with your jaw, the implant-retained bridge will be designed, fabricated and placed on top, all while ensuring that your bite is even and your smile looks natural.
Replace All Teeth
Many patients are surprised by the fact that dental implants can not only anchor an entire denture, but you don’t need to assign an implant for each tooth you need to replace. Typically, four to six implants can hold either a partial or full denture, whether it’s fixed or removable, to replace all teeth with implants.
All On 4 Dental Implants
Do you want to have your teeth extracted, your implants placed, and your smile restored all in one visit? All on 4 Implants allow you to do exactly that! It’s incredibly ideal for those who have been missing teeth or been using a denture for an extended period of time. All on Four Implants, also called “Teeth in a Day,” can restore your complete smile quickly and effectively!
Start to Finish Convenience
Most dental practices require you to visit an oral surgeon at another dental office just to have the placement portion of your dental implant treatment completed. Because Dr. Brann is our dedicated implant specialist here at Carefree Smiles Dentistry, each step of your treatment can be completed entirely in one location! Not only does that mean less traveling on your part, but you don’t have to worry about miscommunication between multiple dental professionals.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
Dental implants are rarely static when it comes to price. This is because each patient is going to have their own set of needs depending on their current oral health. For example, some patients may need periodontal therapy to treat gum disease or a bone graft to expand their bone volume before they can receive dental implants. Furthermore, the type of restoration you need and the number of implants needed to replace your teeth will greatly influence cost.
Dental implants are widely considered to be the most cost-effective tooth replacement solution among dentists for a few reasons. Not only do they last longer on average compared to any other option, but they provide restorative benefits that you don’t see with bridges or dentures. This combined with their incredibly lifelike aesthetics, durability and function makes them a fantastic investment, especially since other solutions will cost more to repair and eventually replace over time.