Implants can be a great solution for replacing single or even multiple teeth. With single tooth implant, each missing tooth is replaced by an individual implant, abutment, and crown. The implant is surgically placed into the jaw bone in a safe, and common procedure. Implants are usually made of Titanium. There is an alternative non-metal Zirconia "ceramic" implant option; which is used for individual circumstances. Your bone bonds to the Titanium or Zirconia surface in a process named “osseointegration.”
Implant tooth replacement results in a sturdy foundation for your new restoration, maintains, and strengthens your jawbone. The implant is then fitted with an abutment, which connects the implant post with a crown, or tooth restoration. The crown will be custom made just for your mouth and will match your smile seamlessly. Single tooth implants offer the look, feel, and strength of healthy natural teeth.
An implant-supported bridge is a replacement option for several missing adjacent teeth. At least two implants are placed in the jaw bone which would result in replacing 3-4 teeth at a time. This is a way to replace multiple teeth with less implants.
If you seek to restore a full arch of missing teeth or replace loose fitting dentures then implants can be utilized as a solution. Implants can greatly increase chewing function and reduce the food that gets trapped under dentures.
This process involves implants in the jaw that are fitted with attachments that connect to the corresponding attachment on the under side of your dentures. The advantage of this is that the dentures can be removed daily by the patient for cleaning and care.
The All-on-4 or 5 technique is an implant-based restoration that supports a full arch of non removable teeth that attach to four to five implants. Unlike the implant retained dentures, All-on-4 or 5 restorations are fixed in the mouth. The All-on-4 or 5 technique can also replace a full smile in as little as one surgical implant visit.
With any of these multiple tooth implant restorations, you can look forward to the oral health, maintaining bone structure, and anatomy.