Living with missing teeth is difficult, but thanks to recent advances in dental technology, it’s possible to obtain beautiful, natural-looking implants that replace your missing teeth permanently. Which type is right for you?
Single or Full Implants
A dental implant consists of three elements: a titanium implant that bonds with the jawbone to replace the tooth’s roots, an abutment at the top of the implant, and a crown that replaces the visible portion of the tooth. If you have only lost one or two teeth, single implants can be used to replace those teeth. Implants look so natural that nobody will even know it’s not your real tooth! If you have lost the majority of your teeth, a full set of implants or implant bridges can replace all of your teeth without the need for dentures. You will be able to speak, chew, smile, and enjoy full functionality of your mouth!
Dentures Supported By Implants
Removable dentures have a reputation for being bulky and uncooperative, which is why so many patients prefer to use implants that are supported by dentures but are still easy to remove each night. An implant-supported denture doesn’t just rest on the gums. Instead, it is supported by and attached to at least two titanium implants placed into the jawbone. Special attachments make it possible to snap the dentures on and off the implants each day for cleaning and convenient use. They are most commonly utilized on the bottom jaw since standard dentures are stable on the top jaw. This is an excellent solution if you have lost your teeth, cannot commit to full implants, but need teeth replacements with more comfort and stability than conventional dentures.
Hybrid Fixed Dentures with Implants
Hybrid fixed dentures with implants go one step further than dentures supported by implants. A hybrid denture is anchored directly on top of dental implants. They aren’t permanently attached, but they cannot be removed each night; only your dentist can remove the dentures at scheduled cleanings or in the case of an emergency. Many patients prefer hybrid fixed dentures supported by implants because they offer greater comfort and ease while speaking and eating, freedom from painful and bothersome rubbing and shifting, and a natural, attractive appearance. It’s the closest thing to full implants!
Dental Implant Solutionz in Largo, Florida is the area’s premier implant dentist. Dr. Tadros is a prosthodontist who is dedicated to helping his patients rebuild their mouths using implants and dentures in the most attractive and affordable way possible. Call (727) 202-4926 to make your first appointment today!