Dental implants are one of the most important advances in the history of restorative dentistry. Implant dentistry replaces one or more teeth so that they look and feel natural. These treatments allow your teeth to function normally, with no evidence of any kind of replacement. Plus, you can avoid many of the annoyances and problems that come along with traditional methods of tooth replacement.
Dental implants from our dentists in Germantown and the Memphis area are designed and placed for the most accurate fit possible, making them look so natural that you may have a hard time telling the difference between the implants and your original teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants and how they work
Dental implants are small titanium posts designed to replace missing teeth while mimicking the function of natural tooth roots.
Unlike dentures, dental implants do not involve a removable prosthetic appliance that sits along the gums. Dental implants are actually inserted into the gums and anchored to the jawbone, where they should fuse to the bone during a process called “osseointegration.” A permanent dental crown attached to the post then serves as the replacement tooth, which can lead to results that feel and appear like an original tooth.
Benefits of dental implants from Germantown Dental Group:
Next best thing to natural teeth
Built to last. Dental Implants are a long term solution
Keep your teeth in your mouth – Not in a cup!
Protect healthy bone
Avoid unnecessary treatment on adjacent teeth
Implants don’t get cavities
Types of Germantown Dental Implants
Single Tooth Implants:
Whether lose a tooth due to extraction, injury, or other factors, a single dental implant can often replace it with results that enhance both function and appearance. Even a single missing tooth can make it difficult for you to chew and speak. Your bone can also be damaged and negatively impact your oral health. A single tooth implant can address these concerns with results that last decades with the proper care.
An implant bridge can often be an ideal solution for multiple missing teeth that are adjacent to each other in the same area of the mouth. This option can be helpful if you don’t have adequate jawbone density in the exact area of missing teeth, but do have enough density in the surrounding areas. A traditional dental bridge utilizes artificial teeth along with dental crowns on surrounding teeth for support. Implant bridges use a somewhat similar system; however, instead of relying on natural teeth surrounding the missing teeth for support, an implant bridge uses dental implants on each side with crowns in-between. Implant bridges can be particularly beneficial for patients who tend to clench and grind their teeth during the night.
Implant Supported Denture:
If you are missing a significant number of teeth, an implant-supported denture may be a good option for your needs. Implant-supported dentures can often serve as a good alternative for patients who are not candidates for full dental implant replacement on each missing tooth, as well as for those who simply wish to avoid replacement with a full set of dental implants. This option can be used to replace multiple or complete sets of missing teeth on the upper and/or lower dental arches. A select number of dental implants will be strategically placed in the areas of missing teeth. Then, a customized denture appliance will be affixed to the implants. The implants can provide the denture with a strong foundation of stability and support, reducing the need for denture pastes and adhesives. Implant-supported dentures allow patients to attain effective missing teeth replacement that feels more like natural teeth, eliminating many of the drawbacks associated with traditional dentures.
Our experienced dentist can talk with you about our dental implant options and help you decide on the best treatment for your goals.
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