Dental implants replace a tooth’s root in the mouth. Implants offer a strong base for fixed and replaceable teeth. Dental implants are small anchors made from titanium. The anchor will fuse with the bone over several months. Abutment posts are inserted into the anchors, which allows the permanent attachment of replacement teeth. Remember that Dr. Lieb and Dr. Taheri are always here to help if you still have questions.
Implant Supported Bridge
Implant-supported bridges are used as a restorative solution for gaps where three or more adjacent teeth are missing. A bridge is used to avoid the need for dentures when more than one adjacent tooth is missing. Restoration frequently requires two implants to support a porcelain bridge. Bridges provide an aesthetic and functional replacement for natural teeth.
Implant Supported Denture
An Implant supported denture is either removable or fixed. The solution involves the positioning of two or more separate implants. If a patient chooses a removable denture, it will “snap” onto the implant instead of requiring denture paste or adhesives. Removable dentures are taken out for cleaning each night.
This procedure offers our patients multiple benefits over conventional dentures.
These dentures are easy to care for, and they feel and look like natural teeth. They stay fixed in place with implants that act as anchors. Removable implants, unlike dentures, will not experience rocking, movement, or gum irritation. Dental implants stimulate bone growth around the implant, and so the sunken look that occurs with bone loss can be negated—this process is referred to as osseointegration.
Full Arch with Four Implants
If you are looking for an alternative implant solution, you may want to consider replacing a full arch of teeth using four implants as anchors. This procedure is best for those that are missing all of their lower or upper teeth. This dental technique benefits patients in ways that traditional dentures cannot. Patients are often able to leave our office with a full arch of teeth after a single visit, which allows patients to reduce costs and healing time.
Implant-supported, full arches do not need a plate that covers the roof of the mouth. Speaking and eating is more comfortable and natural when compared to a traditional denture.