Restore Your Smile
Dental implants have long been used to replace missing teeth and stabilize dentures for improved appearance and performance. Thanks to advanced dental technology, dental implants have become the standard for tooth replacement solutions. The process of dental implant placement today is much more predictable and comfortable than in the past. After implants have healed in the jaw, they can remain functional for the duration of the patient’s life if properly cared for. If you have missing teeth or loose dentures, dental implants may provide the best solution.
Dental Implants Treatment
A dental implant consists of three parts: the implant, the abutment, and the crown. The implant is a screw that acts as an artificial tooth root that attaches to your jawbone. Next, the abutment is used as a connector that attaches the implant to the jaw and helps to support the teeth that are being replaced. Lastly, the crown acts as the replacement tooth which is placed over the implant and abutment. The crown also called a cap, is usually made of porcelain or acrylic to give it more of a natural finish.
Implants can be used to replace single teeth, all teeth, or to keep dentures and partials secure. They are also used to maintain the bone in the jaw as well as other facial features to ensure optimal function. To see how dental implants can improve your smile and chewing ability, a thorough health history review and dental examination with your Reno dentist will begin the process of restoring your oral health.
Not all patients qualify for dental implant treatment, so be sure to connect with your Reno dentist or read more below to see if you would be a good candidate for dental implants.
Types of Dental Implants
Single Tooth Implants
This type of dental implant replaces just one tooth and does not require the use of a bridge. The implant will be applied in a way that omits the preparation of adjacent teeth for a simple, quick procedure.
Multiple Tooth Implants
Multiple teeth can be replaced by use of implants. This type of dental procedure involves the use of fixed bridges or dentures which are anchored into place using the appropriate implant.
Implant Supported Dentures
Denture pastes and adhesives can be frustrating and time-consuming to apply and often result in an improper fit leaving dentures feeling loose and unsecured. Dental implants are often used to anchor partial or complete dentures for a tight, secure fit.