Replacing missing teeth with dentures or bridge restorations have limitations. The results were limited in replicating the natural function and appearance of your lost teeth. With advancements in dental science, the concept of Dental Implants has evolved. Dental implants are natural-looking replacements for missing teeth that also provide the same function as your natural tooth root. They have also been used to anchor these other types of restorations for greater success and patient satisfaction.
Dental implants are very simple and patients are more often than not surprised at the ease with which the whole process takes place. Dental implants can be used to replace single missing teeth, multiple missing teeth, and even the whole arch.
The process of Dental Implants
- Immediate Implants
- 2 Stage Implants
- Surgical Guided Implants
When several teeth are missing, several implants are placed simultaneously followed by placement of crowns or bridges several months later.
Advantages of Dental Implants:
The adjacent teeth from the space do not have to be reduced as in conventional bridgework, thus, maintaining the integrity of these adjacent teeth for many years. The new crowns or bridges do not rely on the strength of the adjacent teeth.