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Types of Dental Implants Treatment
Dental Implants could be used to replace a single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth, a full arch of missing teeth, or secure loose dentures. We provide the following Dental Implant treatment options in La Mesa dental services for restoring any number of damaged or missing teeth.
Single tooth dental Implants :
This is the most common dental treatment for teeth that are missing or failing. The dentist will place a single implant into the bone to replace your tooth’s root and restore it with crowns on top, making you look like they didn’t take away any natural energy from what was there in the first place!
The dental implant procedure to replace single missing teeth is straightforward, with little downtime for patients because there is little need to treat surrounding teeth. In some instances, the affected tooth needs to be removed and healed before placing the dental implant. Also, sometimes patients might require a bone graft.
Though whatever your condition, contact us for an appointment, and our Implant dentist will listen and discuss the best plan of action to ensure your absolute comfort throughout the treatment process.
This treatment choice has the highest success rate, making it the best long-term solution for replacing a single missing tooth. Even if the initial cost is slightly higher than other options, it’s the most cost-effective option over time. A dental implant doesn’t have the drawbacks of a bridge or denture and allows for superior aesthetic results whilst looking and functioning just like natural teeth.
Multiple Teeth Implants:
This type of treatment is suitable to replace 3 or more missing teeth together. In this treatment, the dentist will place two implants, one on either end of the space, and then create a bridge made up of three or more teeth to go across space.
The number of implants required to support the bridge depends on the case as each patient could be different. It’s dependant on many factors like the indented position of the bridge in the mouth (front teeth require fewer implants compared to posterior sections), the engineering it needs (you need more implants if you have a heavier bite), etc. Whatever your condition, during the initial consultation our implant dentist will undertake a proper diagnosis and plan the treatment.
This treatment option to replace multiple teeth provides an ideal replacement mechanism. You don’t even need to have one implant per tooth and in fact functionally and aesthetically it’s better to have some teeth replaced by an implant-supported bridge which reduces cost and complexity as well as producing better results. It also benefits from less surgery and quicker healing.
Full Mouth Restoration :
This type of treatment is suitable when you are looking to replace all of your teeth in an arch i.e full jaw restoration. In this treatment, a full arch of dental implants can be placed when the teeth have been missing for a long time or by removing any remaining teeth in the jaw. The dentist will place between 4 and 6 implants into the jaw bone, which are then restored with one long 12 tooth bridge that is permanently secured to the implants.
The number of dental implants required to support the full arch depends on the anatomy of the jaw bone, the number of teeth required, the type of bridge required, and the opposing teeth. The All-on-4 is an advanced treatment and carefully planned procedure that allows the four dental implants to be placed on the same day (two in front and two at the back) and then to immediately place a full arch bridge or prosthesis. This could be done on both lower and upper jaws allowing full mouth restoration in a day.