If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants may be a good option for restoring the health, function, and appearance of your smile. 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 the 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:
- Dental Bridge
A dental bridge is a dental implant that replaces a missing tooth or teeth and can prevent shifting from the rest of the teeth. They restore your bite by replacing missing teeth. With good oral hygiene, a dental bridge can last from five to ten years. A dental bridge is the most convenient for many patients because it is cemented on your natural teeth.
- Dental Crown
A dental crown is a cap that is placed on top of a dental implant. The crown is the second part of a dental implant that gives the illusion of a real tooth or teeth. There are different materials crowns can be made from, your doctor will determine which is best for your needs.
- Full Denture
A denture acts like your teeth, but are removable. They sit right over the gum and need to be taken out with cleaning, eating, and other daily activities. Traditionally, full dentures are not supported by implants, but it can be done either to the upper or lower jaw.
- Partial Denture
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, so they give you the appearance of a full 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 denture, both can improve daily activities such as chewing, speech, and make social settings more comfortable. It is essential to schedule a consultation and talk to a doctor about what option would be best suitable for you. Not every procedure is the same with each patient, and each treatment can vary. At Tooth Acres Dentistry we individualize each treatment from patient-to-patient to ensure that they are receiving the best treatment for them. We want all of our patients to live their lives without restraints and deserve a healthy smile.
Dr. Painter and Dr. Fisher will both help you determine which type of dental implant restoration best meets your individual 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. Schedule an appointment to start your cosmetic dental treatment now!