Dental Implants for Tooth Replacement
If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants may be a good option for restoring your smile’s health, function, and appearance. Dental implants are permanent replacements for both the crowns and roots of the missing teeth. In Fort Wayne, Indiana, dental implants are surgically placed in the jaw, replacing the roots of the missing teeth and providing a stable foundation for dental implant restorations. We then allow a period of healing of a few months so that the jawbone and dental implants can fuse together. Following this healing period, your talented dentist at Tooth Acres Dentistry will place the dental implant restoration. Every patient needs their individual custom treatment, and we recommend weighing all options with the help of one of our doctors. Your custom dental implant restoration may be a:
A dental bridge is a dental implant that replaces a missing tooth or teeth and can prevent the shifting of the rest of the teeth. They restore your bite by replacing missing teeth. A dental bridge can last from five to ten years with good oral hygiene. A dental bridge is the most convenient for many patients because it is cemented on your natural teeth.
A dental crown is a cap placed on top of a dental implant. The crown is the second part of a dental implant that gives the illusion of a natural tooth or teeth. There are different materials crowns can be made from, and your doctor will determine which is best for your needs.
A denture acts like your teeth but is removable. They sit right over the gum and need to be taken out for cleaning and eating. Traditional full dentures are not supported by implants, but they can be made for either the upper or lower jaw.
A partial denture is the same concept as a full denture but sits on a metal frame. Partial dentures are designed for patients who have smaller areas of missing teeth. They blend with the rest of your natural teeth, giving you the appearance of a complete set of teeth.
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Implants can completely change the appearance of your smile. Whether it is something permanent like a dental implant or a traditional denture, both can improve daily activities such as chewing and speech and make social settings more comfortable. It is essential to schedule a consultation and talk to a doctor about the best option for you. Not every procedure is the same for each patient, and each treatment can vary. At Tooth Acres Dentistry, we individualize each treatment from patient to patient to ensure that they receive the best treatment. We want all of our patients to live their lives without restraints and deserve a healthy smile.
Our dentists will help you determine which type of dental implant restoration best meets your unique dental needs. A dental implant can improve your facial volume and shape, prevent the remaining natural teeth from shifting in the mouth, enhance the beauty of your smile, and restore your ability to eat, chew, and speak normally. For more information on the benefits of dental implant dentistry, we welcome you to contact us today at (260) 235-2992. Schedule an appointment to start your cosmetic dental treatment now!
Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with life like all porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.