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Different Types of Dental Implants

May 24, 2021

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Model showing types of dental implantsContinual advancements in dentistry make it possible to preserve natural teeth for longer than ever; however, tooth loss is still a prevalent problem. If you’re like 120 million Americans, you’ve likely lost a tooth or two over the years. You have more options than ever to fill the gaps. While you could choose a traditional method, you can join over 500,000 people annually who are turning to dental implants to treat their missing teeth. As a nearly perfect replica of your real teeth, you can enjoy results that can last for decades. There are 3 types of dental implants available. Here’s what you need to know to choose the best option for your smile.

Single Missing Tooth

A single missing tooth is typically treated with a bridge and crowns. All-ceramic material is used to replicate the position of your tooth above the gum line. The bridge is held in place by bonding dental crowns over the adjacent teeth. Although the treatment is effective, you’ll need to permanently alter healthy teeth.

As an alternative to a fixed bridge, a dental implant restores the entire tooth from the root up. A titanium post is surgically placed into your jaw to act as a root. An abutment is connected to the post to attach your restoration. You won’t need to worry about reshaping any teeth.

Multiple Consecutive Missing Teeth

A bridge and crowns can also treat consecutive tooth loss, but they will only last for a few years before needing to be replaced. If you want to save money, an implant bridge can thrive for a lifetime with the right care, so you’ll never need to pay for a new one.

Depending on how many teeth you’re missing, 1-2 dental implants anchor your bridge to your jawbone. With the posts serving as roots, they stimulate your jaw to keep your bone strong to prevent your teeth from moving. You’ll stop common issues associated with tooth loss to save money down the road.

Full Arch of Missing Teeth

Traditional dentures have been improved over the years, but they will always have their limitations. Implant dentures in Big Pine Key eliminate slipping and irritation while you regain as much as 70% of your biting force. 4 to 10 dental implants anchor your denture to your jawbone, so your smile will look and feel natural. You’ll look younger while also feeling confident your new teeth will stay firmly in place when speaking, chewing, and smiling.

Rebuild Your Smile Today

If you’re ready to enjoy dental implants in Big Time Key, you’re making a smart decision for your oral health and quality of life. You won’t be disappointed when choosing the most reliable option to treat tooth loss.

About Dr. Amanda Cobb

Dr. Cobb earned her dental degree from the Nova Southeastern University and has completed additional training in periodontics and implant dentistry. As an award-winning dentist, she has exceptional qualifications and experience to treat even the most complex oral health issues. Contact our office today to see if dental implants are right for you.

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