If you’re interested in getting dental implants in East Lake, you’ll be glad to know that you have a wide variety of options when it comes to the restoration that goes on top.
Since dental implants are only the artificial “roots” that set into the bone of your jaw, choosing the right type of implant restoration is essential to helping you achieve your long-term and immediate oral health goals.
When you only need to replace one individual tooth, then a dental implant with a ceramic crown is usually the best option. Placing a crown of your implant makes the overall restoration look and feel more like a natural tooth than any other type of prothesis in modern dentistry.
In the past, 3 or 4 missing teeth in a row usually meant having to wear a removable partial denture. Conventional bridges that span from one tooth to the next simply cannot last if they cover a wide space and rely on natural teeth for support. Fortunately, an implant supported bridge can.
With implant bridges, it’s possible to replace several teeth in a row with as little as two or three dental implants supporting it. If the bridge is longer, additional implants can be added as well.
If you prefer the affordability of a traditional denture but want the option of keeping it secure throughout the day, you may want to consider an overdenture.
Overdentures are dentures with special attachments that snap onto as few as 2-4 implants to keep them in place. But they are removable and easy to care for. Using implants to stabilize them throughout the day prevents the need to use gooey adhesives or strips.
Popular implant supported hybrid dentures like “All-on-4” treatments allow you to enjoy a full arch restoration option that’s permanently attached in place. There are no removable bridges or partials to take in and out.
Designs like an All-on-4 use just 4-6 dental implants (strategically placed in your mouth) to permanently anchor a long, hybrid denture-bridge prosthesis. Because of the streamlined design, the restoration takes up less space in your mouth. It’s easier to eat or talk with than a bulkier removable denture.
As a dental implant provider, we want to ensure that your experience is one that meets both your immediate and long-term oral health needs. To prevent damage or wear to your new restoration, it’s important to care for it as you would your natural smile.
We recommend wearing protective nightguards especially if you have a tendency to clench or grind your teeth. Scheduling regular checkups will ensure that we can carefully monitor and evaluate any changes in your smile, so that issues can be intercepted as early on as possible.
Schedule a consultation at the Center for Dental Excellence East Lake to find out which type of restoration is best for your missing tooth needs. Financing plans are available!
If your dental condition requires more than one restorative treatment, a full-mouth reconstruction may be needed. Missing teeth and severely damaged or decayed teeth can cause a number of serious oral health problems. If left untreated, these conditions can even damage your overall health. Dr. Christ and Dr. Nowicki can utilize their expertise with dental implants, dental crowns, dentures, fillings, periodontics, endodontics, and cosmetic treatments to revive the health and structure of your entire mouth. A full-mouth reconstruction can help you chew, eat, and speak normally once again and give you the confidence to smile and laugh. A comprehensive analysis will determine whether full-mouth reconstruction is right for you.
Inconvenient, ill-fitting, artificial-looking partial dentures and dentures have become a thing of the past. Dr. Christ and Dr. Nowicki provide some of the most technologically advanced partials and dentures at their restorative dental practice in East Lake. Whether a partial or full denture, fully removable or implant-supported, we can provide you with a better functioning, more attractive smile than ever before. With comfortable, natural-looking teeth that help you chew and speak normally, the partials and dentures we provide at the practice of Dr. Robert Christ and Dr, Courtney Nowicki can change your life.