An innovative and effective tooth replacement option for patients with one missing tooth, or multiple missing teeth is dental implants. The greatest benefit of dental implants is that they actually look and function like natural teeth. This is true because dental implants are inserted into the jaw bone with a titanium screw. They are then capped with a natural looking tooth restoration. The most well-known function of dental implants is to replace individual teeth. However, most patients don’t realize that dental implants may be used along with bridges and dentures to ensure a more secure fit of these existing dental appliances.
Although dental implants are a popular tooth replacement option, they are not the only treatment available. Bridges and dentures have been used by numerous patients suffering from gaps in their smiles. Since patients have invested much time and money into bridges and dentures, and many simply love the way they look in their mouths - - it is important to preserve the existing dental work. Dental implants may be used to stabilize the existing bridges and dentures.
Dental implants are held in place by neighboring teeth. This phenomenon causes unnecessary stress, wear, and tears to these teeth because they are tasked with holding the appliances in place.
To ease the burden imposed on the natural teeth, dental implants may be strategically placed to keep the bridges and dentures in place. For example, if a denture is starting to feel a little loose, our Glendale dental implant dentist will be happy to place an implant on either end of the appliance to keep it in place. The great news is that most bridges and dentures can be retrofitted to work with new dental implants.
Existing dental restorations can be made to be more comfortable and longer lasting with a few strategically placed dental implants. Dr. McKay and team at the Glendale dental implant dental office are readily available to figure out exactly what dental implants can do for you, and how long treatment will take. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment!
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