When forced to deal with reality of replacing missing teeth, many patients choose dental implants due to the countless benefits they offer over traditional teeth replacement options. The evolution of implants has been so extensive that almost any patient can have their teeth replaced with an implant anchored restoration(s), regardless of their situation. The dentists at Claremont Dental Institute have advanced training in teeth implants and use the most cutting edge technology, techniques and materials. The education and skill-sets our dentists possess allows them to perform every phase of the implant process in the comfort of our Claremont, CA dentist office.
Types of Implant Anchored Dental Restorations
Single Missing Tooth – When a patient is missing a single tooth or several isolated missing teeth, a single dental implant will be surgically placed at each void. A dental crown will be used as the replacement tooth. A small piece called an abutment is attached to the implant post and the crown will be connected to them. The crown is made of high-quality porcelain and will look just like a natural tooth to blend in naturally with your surrounding teeth.
Several Consecutive Missing Teeth – When a patient is missing several consecutive teeth, we will typically use an implant anchored dental bridge. This type of dental restoration does not require healthy teeth to be prepared or reduced. Instead the bridge will be placed on at least two dental implants that have been surgically placed in the jawbone. On each end of the bridge are the dental crowns that will be secured to the implants. The bridge will be designed to look and feel like natural teeth.
Missing a Full Arch – When a patient is missing a full arch, they can choose to get an implant-supported denture. In general, this will require anywhere from five to eight dental implants (sometimes more or less) being surgically placed in the jawbone. The exact number of implants used will depend on where the implants are being placed (in the upper or lower jaw) and will ultimately be decided by the dentist. At your consultation, your dentist will review the number and types of implants you will need for your particular case. The denture will be secured to the implants and will not rub or irritate the gums as traditional dentures typically do.
- All-On-4 – The All-on-4 dental implant system allows the dentist to place the implants and secure the denture in just a single visit to our Claremont, CA dentist office. This type of restoration can restore an entire set of teeth using just four implants. They are surgically placed at an angle to optimize healthy bone tissue.
What will work for you?
The amount of time analyzing your mouth, jawbone and health is extensive and very important in determining the number of implants you will need and type of restoration(s) you will need. The type of implant and restoration you will need hinges on so many factors, especially for the more difficult cases. The basic factors include the number of missing teeth you have and where they are located in your mouth. It is important to consider the location of your missing teeth in relation to the other missing teeth. Also, the shape and mass of your jawbone is very important.
If you interested in learning what will work best for you, you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Patel or Dr. Fountain at their Claremont, CA dentist office. Here, they will be able to get a better idea of the condition of your teeth, mouth, and jaw that will help determine what will work best for you.
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