What Are the Different Types of Dental Implants and Which Is Right for You?
Are Dental Implants Right for You?
Dental implants permanently replace a full, healthy set of teeth with a natural look. They also maintain bone mass, supporting the shape of your face.
Everyone’s teeth and gums weaken over time. This can cause sensitivity, pain and eventually, tooth loss. Dental implants the most effective way to permanently replace teeth. If you’re considering dental implants, you’ll want to know how to choose the best procedure.
Questions to Ask About Dental Implants
Here are some key questions to help you know how to choose dental implants that are right for you.
What Are the Different Types of Dental Implants?
All-on-4® Implant-Supported Dentures
If you’ve lost many teeth, a set of temporary teeth can be positioned in your mouth immediately, on four dental implants, without grafting.
Benefits: After about six months of a gentle diet, permanent replacement teeth will enable a normal lifestyle and confident smile. They are fixed in place with no need to remove them, and they do not cover the roof of your mouth. They also help prevent your jaw bone from atrophying and don’t change your face shape.
Are they right for you? If you’ve lost all or most of your teeth, all-on-four implant-supported dentures may be a good option for you. If you’ve had bone loss, this treatment is still effective.
When you lose two or more teeth next to each other, a cost-effective option is an implant-supported bridge. This could be two implants, with a bridge replacing the missing teeth in between. Implant supported bridges attach to titanium posts embedded in your jaw.
Benefits: Because the titanium implants replace teeth roots, they protect your jaw against atrophy unlike traditional bridges.
Are these right for you? For this to be the right option for you, you must have sufficient tissue in your jaw. This procedure may require two surgeries to place the implants and bridge.
These dentures will merely snap on using special attachments.
Benefits: They will not cause pain and will not slip when chewing like traditional dentures. This helps to increase your chewing power and comfort.
Are these right for you? Unlike all-on-four dental implants or implant-supported bridges, you will remove these when you sleep. They also cover the roof of your mouth.
“I first came to Coastal Periodontics in 2006 and since then I’ve only experienced great treatment, friendly staff, and professionalism. Completely painless procedures. The doctor and the staff make me feel special, and she always follows up a procedure with a phone call.”
– Italia Diaz
What Should You Look for in a Dental Implant Specialist?
Keep three main factors in the front of your mind when choosing a periodontist to carry out implant work, knowing that dental implants are costly but are an investment in your health.
An Outstanding Reputation…
Periodontists have extensive training and their reputation is reflected in reviews from their patients.
With In-Depth Training
Dr. Marie-Claire Tredinick is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, with rigorous training in implants. With a highly knowledgeable staff, she uses advanced equipment including laser-assisted technology to ensure your comfort.
And Extensive Experience
She has more than 20 years of experience in dental implants, gum disease treatment and gum recession surgery and has served patients in the greater Lake Jackson area since 2008.
Nothing Is More Precious Than a Confident Smile.
That’s why dental implants are life-changers.
To begin your treatment plan, set up your oral assessment so we can suggest the best options to you and your dentist. Contact Coastal Periodontics and Dental Implants at Lake Jackson, Texas, to see how we can restore your smile and enjoyment of your favorite foods again!
Chew Without Pain. Get a Beautiful Smile.
Dental implants can change your life. Explore your options for dental implants with Coastal Periodontics’ state-of-the-art technology.
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