Dental implants are artificial tooth roots inserted into the jaw to replace missing teeth. Today, implants with attached crowns are the preferred method for treating tooth loss because they function the same as natural teeth and help preserve the jaw structure by preventing atrophy from bone loss. Bridgework and dentures address the cosmetic problem of missing teeth but do not prevent bone loss. Permanent implants maintain proper chewing function and exert appropriate, natural forces on the jawbone to keep it functional and healthy.
Single Tooth Replacement
Single dental implants are designed to replace the entire tooth structure, not just the visible crown portion that makes up your smile. Once placed, the implant requires several months of healing before it can be safely restored.
Fixed Implant Bridges utilize dental implants placed in the jawbone (the foundation) and tooth-like porcelain restorations to replace missing teeth (fixed bridge). In addition to preserving the jawbone and surrounding teeth, bridges can help maintain the shape of your smile and prevent future dental complications.
All-on-4 implants are a permanent set of fabricated teeth set on dental implants surgically placed into your jaw. They look, feel, and function like natural teeth. All-on-4 dental implants: Are permanent teeth that can be brushed and cleaned like natural teeth.
Implant Retained Denture
Instead of resting on your gums, implant retained dentures will clip or snap onto dental implants, remaining securely in place until they are removed for cleaning. Denture