Are you missing one or several teeth? Then your confidence is not the only thing that’s affected. Missing teeth can affect the proper function of your mouth, making it more difficult to perform simple tasks such as chewing your food or pronouncing certain words. In time, if you don’t restore your oral health, then the remaining teeth can start shifting, leading to even more problems.
A great restoration option for missing teeth is dental implants. But how can you decide what treatment path is best for you?
Let’s find out!
A dental implant is a small titanium post that is inserted in the jawbone. This post will serve as the root and the foundation of your tooth restoration. Then, after the implant is fused with the surrounding tissue and bones, the dentist will place the abutment and crown to complete the restoration process.
Dental implants can last for a lifetime and have a very high success rate. They can also restore one or multiple missing teeth.
There are different types of dental implants, and depending on your needs, one is better suited than the other.
This type of dental implant replaces one single missing tooth that needs one post and one dental crown.
If you have several missing teeth that are not located next to each other, a single-tooth implant is also the best option for you.
This type of dental implant is usually used when several adjacent teeth are missing.
This method uses a dental bridge supported by dental implants on each side. This is similar to single-tooth implants, except that the teeth in between do not have the metal post inserted in the jawbone.
This option is used when the majority of the teeth are missing, either on the lower or upper arch.
Dentures have the appearance of a full set of teeth and help restore the whole arch. Traditional dentures are not fixed, and they can move around, creating discomfort while speaking and eating.
Dentures supported by implants are secured and offer a better alternative to regular dentures.
If you are missing just one tooth, then it’s fairly easy to determine which type of implant works for you. But, if you are missing several teeth on both of your arches, then the answer isn’t that obvious anymore.
Don’t worry! The team at Dentazure can help you find the right treatment for your exact dental problem. Our services are personalized to meet your unique needs and circumstances as we understand very well that our patients are different and have different expectations. We will examine you, listen to you, present you our plan, and only proceed with the treatment if you are truly satisfied with our solution. Contact us right now to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rima Kanbaragha.Back to Blog