While other methods of tooth replacement work to fill the gap in your smile and prevent neighboring teeth from shifting out of place, dental implants take the process a step further by replacing the root structure as well. The result is a more comprehensive and effective solution to replacing teeth that lasts longer overall. To schedule your next consultation with our dental office, feel free to give us a call to explore replacing missing teeth with dental implants in St. Albans, WV!
Dental implants consist of three main components: the titanium post that integrates with existing bone tissue, the porcelain crown that attaches to the implant, and the abutment that keeps them together. Each part plays a role in providing a tooth replacement that has longevity, incredibly natural esthetics, stability, and restorative benefits. After the implant has integrated with your existing bone tissue, you can expect your tooth replacement to last between 25 years and a lifetime. Just make sure to practice daily oral care and avoid tobacco products at all costs.
Furthermore, eating the foods you enjoy doesn’t have to be a struggle when you have dental implants. Even tough or crunchy foods like steak or apples are easy to eat with dental implants! And, because blood flow and bone stimulation are taking place after an implant restores your smile, you can avoid premature facial sagging of your face and maintain the most amount of biting force possible.
There are many ways that you can rebuild your smile with dental implants. Replacing single, multiple, or all the teeth in your jaw is completely ideal. Keep reading to learn more about these options in greater detail.
Replacing multiple consecutive teeth can be done with an implant-retained bridge. Instead of relying on existing teeth to hold the bridge, which would require removal of tooth enamel, implant-retained bridges use a pair of dental implants to hold either a three- or four-crown bridge. Through this method, you can expect a more stable and reliable restoration.
Fitting a series of dental implants with a full or partial denture is a sure way to create a more reliable and stable fit overall. Plus, you only need to place four to six dental implants to hold a full denture, so your treatment is not nearly as complex as you might initially expect.
Our dentists are experts in every stage of dental implant treatment. From planning to placement to restoration, you can get your entire dental implant treatment completed all under one roof! This makes your appointments more convenient and makes communication of your needs easier within our dental office. There’s no need to travel to another dental office just to have the implant portion of your treatment completed! As part of your consultation, we’ll go over all of your specific needs in greater detail.
No dental implant treatment is created equal, which is why determining the price of your treatment must start with a detailed consultation. During this appointment, we’ll discuss all of your needs, including the number of implants you need placed, the type of restoration(s) you need to restore your smile, and the preparatory treatments that may be necessary before dental implants can be viable. Even though treatment can be expensive, dental implants are considered to be a long-term investment that lasts for decades, which cannot be said for other forms of tooth replacement.
After implants have been placed, it's important to follow these recommendations to ensure their long-term success.
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