Dental implants are quickly replacing other teeth restoration methods as the most popular treatment for missing teeth. This is because dental implants are the only restoration method that provides beautiful replacement teeth that work and feel just like natural teeth. And, dental implants are versatile enough to work as support for other restoration methods, giving our patients the ability to customize their implant treatment based on their own wants and needs. Today, Dr. Daniel Fenton is blogging from Fort Lauderdale, FL to talk about the variety of treatments we offer at our practice that utilize dental implants.
A Treatment That Fits Your Needs
No matter how many teeth you might be missing, we have a treatment using dental implants that can help restore your smile. Some of these possible treatments include:
Single Tooth Restorations
For our patients who are suffering from a single missing tooth, we can perform a single tooth restoration that replaces their missing tooth with a beautiful replacement crown. During the procedure, a single implant fixture is placed in the empty spot left behind by your missing tooth. While it heals, a process called osseointegration works to integrate your implant fixture into your jaw structure, causing your body to accept it as a natural part of your body. Once this process is finished, an abutment will be attached to your implant fixture and the crown attached, completing the restoration.
Multiple Teeth Restorations
For our patients who are suffering from multiple missing teeth, we can perform a single tooth restoration for each missing tooth. However, if you are suffering from multiple missing teeth that are lined up side by side on the same arch, an implant supported dental bridge may be a better treatment option. For this method, at least two implant fixtures are placed: one for the first missing tooth in the row and one for the last missing tooth in the row. Once in place, an abutment is attached to each and the dental bridge connected, completing the restoration.
Full Arch Restorations
For our patients who are suffering from a full arch of missing teeth, we can still perform a single tooth restoration for each and every tooth. However, this process can be incredibly costly, and an implant supported overdenture may be a better option for your needs. For this method, four to six implant fixtures are placed along your arch. Once healed, an abutment is attached to each implant fixture and the overdenture connected at each point, completing the restoration.
Call and Schedule a Consultation at Bayview Smile Design
From a single tooth to a full arch of missing teeth, we are capable of restoring your missing teeth using dental implants. And, by combining dental implants with other treatments, such as dental bridges or dentures, we can customize your treatment to better fit your situation and budget. If you would like to learn more about the treatments we offer using dental implants, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a no-obligation consultation with dental implant provider, Dr. Daniel Fenton, today. We look forward to helping you restore your beautiful smile soon!