Dental implants are the best replacement option for missing teeth in terms of their ability to improve the health, function, and appearance of your smile. They keep the jawbone from deteriorating, the remaining teeth from shifting out of place, restorations securely in place, and provide a natural-looking appearance. Furthermore, dental implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth, several missing teeth, or all of your teeth.
This is because dental implants can be used to secure all types of restorations. Our dentists can attach a dental crown, bridge, or denture to dental implants.
Replace a Single Missing Tooth with a Dental Crown
We can couple a dental implant with a dental crown to preserve your oral health if you are missing a single tooth due to genetics, an accident, or oral health concern. Our dentists will put the dental implant into the socket left by your lost tooth in this scenario. If you are receiving treatment several years after losing the tooth, he will need to make room for the implant.
You will need three to six months to recover once the implant is implanted. During this time, termed as osseointegration, the surrounding bone and gum tissue will develop around the implant, securely anchoring it in place. During this period, a temporary repair may be installed. After the healing time is over, our dentists will insert a custom-made crown that matches the size, shape, and color of your surrounding teeth, filling in the gap in your smile and providing a natural-looking appearance.
Replace Several Missing Teeth with a Bridge or Partial Denture
A dental bridge is the greatest restorative choice if you are missing two or more teeth in a row. A bridge is made up of two or more prosthetic teeth that are fused to fill a gap left by missing teeth. A bridge, unlike a dental crown, does not require a 1:1 dental implant ratio. To hold your bridge in place, doctors can usually use fewer implants than there are replacement teeth.
A partial denture can also be used to replace any lost teeth. The denture will be custom-made to replace any gaps caused by lost teeth in your upper or lower arch. The partial denture will next be secured with dental implants that will be appropriately placed.
A Full Denture to Replace All of the Teeth in Your Upper or Lower Arch
A complete denture is the best option if you are missing all of the teeth in your upper arch, lower arch, or both. Our dentists may employ the All-on-4® procedure to replace your teeth in this circumstance. This method entails inserting four dental implants into the arch. The implants are then instantly fitted to a complete denture, essentially restoring your smile.
Mini dental implants can also be utilized in individuals who do not have enough jawbone density to sustain a complete denture with standard dental implants. This treatment option is also great for those who are searching for a low-cost solution.
In any scenario, we will create a natural-looking denture that matches your existing characteristics and enhances your overall appearance.
Request an appointment with Vitality Dental for dental implants in Nashville, TN, to find out whether you are a good candidate for dental implant-supported restorations.