Restore your smile with dental implants
There are several options for replacing missing teeth. However, one stands out as the longest-lasting, sturdiest, and most beneficial. That is, dental implant treatment, often referred to as the gold standard. We are pleased to offer a range of dental implant options for our patients.
Why choose dental implants?
What makes implants unique is the fact that they replace the roots of teeth. Other standard tooth replacement options, such as dental bridges and dentures, only replace the upper portion. This is important for a couple of reasons. First of all, implants are securely placed in the bone, proving a sturdy foundation comparable to natural teeth. Secondly, implants transfer the biting force to the bone, which helps trigger healthy cellular regeneration. Without stimulation from tooth roots or implants, the bone begins to shrink, a process known as resorption.
The benefits of dental implants include:
- Eat what you want and chew with ease
- No worries about denture sores
- No alteration to your natural teeth
- Preserve bone health and strength
- Implants will last a lifetime if you maintain good oral health
Dental implant options
One of the many benefits of dental implants is versatility. Because they serve as a foundation for replacement teeth, they can support various types of restorations. That includes:
- Crowns – An implant crown is a porcelain replica of an individual tooth. For single tooth replacement, we use one implant topped with a crown. Multiple teeth can be replaced with several implant and crown combinations.
- Bridges – This is a single unit composed of several replacement teeth. The configuration is customized according to the number and location of missing teeth. Two or more implants are used to support the restoration.
- Dentures – An implant-supported denture replaces all of the teeth in an arch. Depending on the design, it may be permanently attached to the implants, or it may snap in place and be removable for cleaning. Four or more implants are used to support a complete denture.
Are dental implants right for you?
If you are missing one or more teeth, call us at (616) 612-1176 and schedule a consultation to find out if you are a candidate for dental implants.