Monday, 14 November 2011
Fixed permanent teeth with dental implants
Just as with one missing tooth, several missing teeth can be easily treated with dental implants. . And because dental implants are placed directly into the bone, they help preserve the jawbone and prevent bone deterioration . Multiple implants are placed in the bone below the gum tissue acting as anchors or posts for a custom-made bridge that will match your existing teeth. After osseointegration of the implants is complete, multiple crowns or a custom bridge is cemented onto the abutments. Remember, dental implants halt bone loss and help preserve your remaining healthy teeth.
Years ago if you lost a single tooth, a fixed bridge was your only option. The teeth on each side of the missing tooth were ground down and prepared for crowns, the missing tooth was connected to the crowns and the fixed bridge was cemented to place. Now, thanks to advances in modern dentistry, a dental implant may be the best, strongest and simplest way for you to replace that missing tooth. The teeth on each side of the space no longer need to be destructed and prepared for crowns. The implant looks, feels and functions like the natural tooth it replaces. The result is esthetically pleasing, remarkably strong and durable, and surprisingly economical. Ask us for more details about single tooth replacements with dental implants!