Dental Implants are a Versatile Choice for Teeth Replacement

Mar 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Dental Implants, Dental News, Fresno General Dentistry

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Can You Benefit Of Dental Implants?

If you are missing one or more teeth, you may think your options for teeth replacement are limited to bridges, partial dentures, or full dentures. While these are viable options, they leave a lot to be desired. Fixed bridges require that crowns be placed on the teeth surrounding your gap, which necessitates the loss of some tooth structure, and full and partial dentures are known for being uncomfortable and slipping out of place. Drs. Claudia and Alex offer a more comfortable and effective teeth replacement method that is versatile enough to replace one tooth or an entire set of teeth: dental implants.

How can a dental implant replace a single tooth?

A dental implant is a small cylinder inserted into the jawbone that functions as a replacement root of the missing tooth. Made of titanium, this artificial tooth root fuses with the bones of the jaw and becomes anchored in place in a process called osseointegration. Once your new roots are secure, we will place a crown on the implant that looks and works just like a natural tooth.

How do dental implants replace multiple teeth?

If you have missing teeth that are adjacent to one another, a possible treatment is to affix a bridge to two or more implants inserted into the gap. Unlike a traditional crown and bridge system, the teeth surrounding the gap are not involved in the procedure, so you do not need to lose any healthy tooth structure to support your bridge. You also do not have to suffer the poor fit and discomfort of a removable partial denture.

How do dental implants replace a full set of teeth?

If you need a full set of dentures, retention and comfort can be greatly improved with just a few implants. Permanently affixed to your jaw, your implant-supported dentures will never slip or cause embarrassment or discomfort like traditional dentures, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.

To learn about your options for teeth replacement using dental implants, call Drs. Alex and Claudia Denes today at (559) 297-1800 to schedule a consultation. Fresno Dental Studio serves patients in from Fresno, Clovis, Sanger, Mendota, Orange Cove, Reedley, Selma, and the surrounding areas.

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