Are you tired of hiding your smile due to missing teeth? Do you want to regain your confidence and function through a dependable, blendable tooth replacement option? If so, you should consider dental implants from Dentistry By Design. Dental implants are a revolutionary restorative solution for replacing missing or critically damaged teeth, providing a permanent and natural-looking replacement that is just as strong and reliable as your original teeth.
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What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically implanted into the jawbone. These implants act as a sturdy foundation for false teeth by replicating a natural tooth root—mimicking the innate anchorage of a healthy tooth. The titanium is biocompatible and fuses with your jawbone over time, allowing for a secure attachment and stable placement.
The entire dental implant consists of the implant post, an abutment, and the restoration. These components are described in further detail below:
- Implant post: A titanium rod that is surgically embedded into the jawbone, serving as a secure foundation for replacement teeth.
- Abutment: A connector piece that is placed on top of the implant post. This abutment serves as a link between the implant post and the restoration.
- Restoration: This is the visible, artificial tooth that is placed on top of the abutment, finally providing a natural-looking tooth in the place of your missing one.
Dental implant restorations can take many forms everything from single crowns to full-arch prosthetics. We take the time to understand your individual needs, preferences, and goals to help you determine which type of restoration will best suit your needs.
Benefits Of Dental Implants
Dental implants provide a multitude of benefits, making them an ideal choice when it comes to tooth replacement. These benefits include:
- Improved function: With dental implants, you can once again speak and eat with ease, allowing you to live life to the fullest.
- Increased confidence: Dental implants blend naturally with your smile, allowing you to once again express yourself through smiling and laughing without worrying about the appearance of your teeth.
- Long-term solution: Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants are designed to last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance.
- Preservation of bone: Implants help stabilize the jawbone by providing an artificial tooth root, helping to prevent bone deterioration and preserving your natural facial features.
Types Of Dental Implants
Dental implants are available in a variety of styles and sizes to accommodate the needs of any patient. At Dentistry By Design, we offer single implants, implant-supported dentures, and full-arch implants.
A single implant is a stand-alone replacement for a single missing tooth. This type of implant consists of one implant post-topped with an abutment and a custom-made crown. The single implant effectively restores the appearance, function, and health of your smile.
An implant-supported denture is truly just as it sounds—a denture that is supported by dental implants. This type of restoration restores a full arch of missing teeth and requires a minimum of four strategically placed implants for support.
Implant-supported dentures offer more stability than traditional dentures and help preserve your jawbone over time. Rather than relying on adhesive and suction, the denture is equipped with precision attachments that secure it to the implants. This allows the prosthetic to securely snap into place and easily snap out at the end of the day. Implant-supported dentures can be used for both the top and bottom arch.
Full-arch implants are designed to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. This type of restoration requires anywhere from four to six implants, depending on the anatomy or jawbone volume of the particular patient. Similar to the implant-supported denture in its ability to restore a lost dental arch, the big difference is in its permanence.
Full-arch replacements are fixed-in prosthetics, meaning they cannot be removed or adjusted. This type of restoration provides a natural-looking replacement that truly replicates the normality of your natural smile.
At Dentistry By Design, our team of experienced dental professionals is dedicated to helping you restore your smile with personalized dental implant solutions. We proudly provide single implants, implant-supported dentures, and full-arch implants—helping our patients regain their confidence and quality of life.