Replacing missing teeth used to mean fixed bridges, partials, or full dentures. All of these solutions provide improved appearance, chewing ability, and confidence. However, each of these solutions has one important thing in common. None of them replace the underlying root structures of teeth. That’s why dental implant supported tooth replacement is quickly becoming the preferred treatment option for dentists and patients alike. If you’re missing a single tooth or a full arch of teeth, call Diamond Beach Dental to schedule a dental implant consultation today.
During your initial visit, Dr. Maslow will carefully examine your jawbone structure, gum tissue health, overall health, and other factors that help us determine whether you’ll be a good candidate for successful dental implant placement. If we determine dental implants are the right choice for you and you feel confident with this treatment option, the treatment is completed in two phases.
The first phase of treatment is the surgical placement of dental implant posts below the gum line. The process is simple. We make an incision in the gums and insert the implant post into the jawbone. Once in place, patients will wait three to six months for the implant to fuse with gum and bone tissue. After this fusion process is complete, patients return to our office where we’ll attach the replacement tooth or teeth to the implants. We use the minimum number of implant posts to support the prosthetic teeth.
The most versatile tooth replacement solution we offer, dental implants can be used to replace any number of missing teeth. For a single tooth or several consecutive teeth, we will likely recommend a dental implant supported crown or bridge. For more extensive tooth loss, an implant-retained partial or full denture is preferable. Once in place, your implant supported prosthetic will look, feel, and function just like natural teeth.