Should You Consider Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a wonderful way to replace missing teeth and can permanently restore the look of your smile. Your dentist can provide you with multiple implants and cosmetic dental options, such as:
If you are missing a single tooth, your dentist can replace the tooth with a single implant post and a dental crown. Single implants look, function, and feel like natural teeth. They are easy to floss, too!
If you are missing multiple teeth, your Downey dentist can replace them using multiple teeth implants. There are two ways to do this:
Multiple Single Implants
A single implant is placed wherever there is a missing tooth, including multiple teeth in a row. This is a great option if you can afford it because multiple single implants are easy to clean (just like natural teeth) and help retain the density of your jawbone.
An Implant-Supported Fixed Bridge
Let’s say you are missing three teeth in a row. Your Downey cosmetic dentist can place two dental implants into your jawbone, restoring the two outside teeth and leaving space in the middle.
Then, they can fabricate a porcelain fixed bridge, which is made up of three parts: a pontic (fake tooth) and two abutment crowns. The crowns sandwich the pontic and fit onto the implants.
This is a great option if you cannot afford to replace every single tooth with an implant but still want the support and strength that implants provide.
All-on-4 Dental Implants
If you are fully edentulous or are missing all the teeth on one arch, you will need a full denture to replace your missing teeth.
Unfortunately, traditional dentures have their downsides. Because they sit on top of the gums, there is nothing to anchor the jawbone, which will recede over time. Eventually, this leads to an ill-fitting denture that can start to slip when you speak or chew and can lead to gum sores and embarrassment.
The All-on-4 system utilizes just four implants that are strategically placed into the jawbone. Then, attachments are placed on the implants and in the base of the denture. The denture can then be snapped into place.
The result: better-fitting dentures that feel more secure and healthier gums and bones.