Dental Implant Restorations
Advancements in restorative dentistry have increased the choices for replacing missing teeth. Dental bridges require a tooth on either side of the space to be filled. When there is no abutment tooth on one side, such as when all the molars are missing, it is difficult to make a bridge to replace those teeth. However, dental implants change the picture.
Implants can be used to provide the missing abutment. In such a case, the implant is placed on the other side of the space. The bridge is then attached to the implant and the natural tooth on the opposite side. This is a popular alternative for those who dislike the idea of wearing partial dentures but who also lack the teeth required for bridge work.
Implants can also be used to stabilize full dentures. At least two implants are strategically placed in the jawbone. The denture is then created and fitted with snaps or locks that attach to the implants. This alternative to traditional dentures provides stability and eliminates the shifting and moving that often happens with full dentures.
You can laugh out loud, speak, and eat without fear of unseating your dentures. Those who spend a lot of time in the public eye should look into implant supported dentures for the security they provide. You will never need to worry about your dentures slipping out of place while you are at the podium.
The high success rate of dental implants make them a popular choice for replacing missing teeth. However, there are still circumstances under which an implant may fail or need repair. At Parklane Family Dentistry, we take care of any problems you may have with your implant.
Occasionally, the crown on the implant may become loose or become chipped. It may even break under certain circumstances. If such an issue should arise with your implant, be sure to give us a call, and make an appointment to get it repaired.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have about implant restorations or repairs. If you are considering an implant restoration, contact Parklane Family Dentistry today and make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Vashisht. You do not have to go through life with missing teeth when replacement alternatives are readily available.