Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. When a damaged or decayed tooth is removed, both the visible part of the tooth, called the crown, and the root are lost. A dental implant is placed in the jawbone so that it can fuse with your natural bone and become a strong and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth. Implants can be used to replace an individual tooth or for an implant-supported bridge or denture containing multiple teeth. Dental implants are the closest you can get to healthy, natural teeth. They will allow you to confidently eat, smile, talk and enjoy all your regular activities of everyday life.
With a dental implant, there is no need to grind down the healthy adjacent teeth. The implant provides support for the crown
Implant-Supported Removable Denture
Complete dentures are difficult to wear, at best. Implants can be used underneath removable dentures to eliminate many of the problems associated with denture wear.
In the upper denture, most people complain about having the palate of their mouth covered, thus decreasing the ability to feel and taste food. Four implants under an upper denture hold it securely so that the size of the plate can be reduced, removing the palate from the denture altogether.
The lower denture is more difficult to wear than the upper because there is no suction to hold it in place. It constantly moves, presses on the gums, and has to be held in by the cheeks and tongue. Just two implants under a lower denture improve it so much that it makes for some of our happiest patients!
The improved ability to chew is one of the biggest benefits for the patients. Since the dentures anchor on the implants instead of resting on the gums, they allow patients to bite much harder with no discomfort.
Implant supported Fixed Bridge
The All-on-4 treatment concept provides edentulous and soon-to-be edentulous patients with a fixed full-arch prosthesis on four implants on the day of surgery. This quickly leads to improved patient satisfaction – with regards to function, esthetics, sense, speech, and self-esteem.