Fixed bridges, partial dentures, and removable dentures are not your only options in replacing missing teeth. Dental implants offer unrivaled comfort, stability, and longevity for many patients. The implants are small, titanium posts – which have no risk of decay – surgically placed in the bone of the jaw. The implant acts like a tooth root – supporting a custom crown which not only prevents bone loss but tipping and drifting of teeth.
In a short time, your bone tissue heals and fuses to the dental implant (osseointegration). This creates stability and prevents the bone tissue from being resorbed into the body. Many people find that implant-supported teeth look, feel, and function naturally – better than conventional tooth substitutes. Suprisingly, implant placement surgery and restorative procedures take less time than traditional dentistry and cause little to no discomfort.
We can determine if you are a candidate for dental implants at your new-patient exam. Dental implants can be used to replace one tooth or several teeth. We also offer implant dentures – which can be fixed in the mouth like natural teeth or removable. A hybrid implant denture is a fixed prosthesis which is not removed by the patient and gives you a feeling of natural teeth. It is removed once per year for a checkup and thorough cleaning. Talk to Dr. Waddell about implant solutions for your smile.