Dental Implant Placement
Dental implant technology is versatile enough that a wide range of patients can potentially benefit from the numerous benefits it offers. No matter what the condition of your oral health is, there is almost certain to be a dental implant right for your unique needs. Most implants fall into one of three placement types: single tooth implants, implant-supported dentures, and implant bridges. Copper Canyon Dentistry can assist you with deciding which placement type is best for you, and help you get the best implant for your smile.
Single Tooth Implants
These are the simplest type of dental implant, and designed to replace only a single missing, diseased, or damaged tooth. If you need only one tooth replaced, or need several teeth replaced but in different spots in your mouth, then this type of implant might be ideal for you. The implant resembles a miniature titanium screw that is placed in your jawbone.
Gradually, over several months, it bonds to your living bone to fully become a part of your jaw, replacing the missing tooth root. This gives unparalleled stability and durability, allowing you to eat, chew, and bite with complete confidence. On top of the implant we place a crown that we polish and sculpt to seamlessly match the rest of your natural teeth.
Implant-supported dentures offer the best advantages of both implants and dentures. They offer the simplicity and affordability of dentures, with the durability and reliability of dental implants. You will require fewer implants than if you were to replace each tooth individually, sometimes as few as two implants per arch, and your dentures will be supported by these implant “posts.” This helps protect your gums from disease and erosion as the dentures are not resting directly on your gums, but instead are affixed to the implants. This also helps prevent the bone resorption that occurs with traditional dentures, as the implants continuously stimulate the jawbone.
That means no need to repeatedly readjust your dentures, and you do not need to worry about your facial structure changing as your jawbone decays. Best of all, implant-supported dentures are secured much more firmly in your mouth, so you do not have to worry about awkward diet restrictions or difficulty speaking.
Like dentures, an implant bridge replaces multiple teeth. Rather than replacing a full arch, though, an implant bridge is designed to restore several missing teeth adjacent to each other. An implant bridge can do this without an implant for each individual tooth, however, making them a superior option to single tooth implants for patients who need more than one tooth restored. Like most implant options, they can only be removed by a dental specialist, but we design them to be permanent. An implant bridge will feel, work, and look just as good as your natural teeth - maybe even better!
Find Your Perfect Fit Today!
If you are interested in learning more about the different types of dental implants or and how they can help restore your oral health, give Copper Canyon Dentistry a call today at 661-775-8317.