If you’re dealing with tooth loss, then you likely know exactly how many teeth you’re missing. Whether that number is one, three, five or even all of your teeth, dental implants in Arlington can restore the form and function of your smile. Read on to learn about the different ways dental implantscan be used to replace your missing teeth.
Single Tooth Replacement
If you are missing one tooth—regardless of where the gap is in your smile—a dental implant in Arlington is truly the best option for replacement. More that any other type of replacement, a single tooth implant most closely imitates the natural structure of a tooth. The implanted post stands in for a tooth root in your jaw, and a customized porcelain crown substitutes for the portion that everyone sees above the gum line.
Replace Multiple Missing Teeth
For patients that are missing between two and four teeth in a row, there is an implant-retained bridge. Like a traditional crown and bridge prosthetic, this is designed to suspend false teeth across the gap in your smile. However, instead of using abutment teeth for support, the bridge is held firmly in place with two dental implants.
Implant-Retained Dentures for a Complete Smile
If you are missing all of your teeth, then you want dentures that are natural looking and comfortable. You also want your dentures to feel secure. Implant-retained dentures offer the security of dental implants and the attractive appearance of a full set of teeth.
Please don’t think that complete dentures means that you must have a jaw full of dental implants. To the contrary, depending on your particular situation, you may only need two dental implants to secure a removable lower denture, and as few as two to four implants can hold a full, permanent set of top or lower teeth.
The Advantages of Dental Implants
- Anchored in bone, dental implants provide unmatched stability
- Dental implants stimulate healthy new bone tissue growth to maintain a natural and more youthful shape to your jaw line
- Implants stand alone and do not rely on adjacent teeth for support
- Your oral hygiene routine of daily brushing and flossing remains the same with dental implants
- Implants prevent nearby teeth from shifting
Whether you’ve recently lost teeth or have been dealing with challenges of tooth loss for some time, an implant dentist in Arlington can provide the best replacement. For more information on how dental implants can restore your smile, call for an appointment today.
Meet the Doctor
Dr. Douglas Baldwin is a dentist in Arlington, Texas. He and his team provide a complete menu of dental services to patients of all ages, including dental implants for all types of tooth loss. Call Foundation Dental Solutionstoday to schedule an appointment.