Dental Implants: A Permanent Replacement For Missing Teeth
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots made of titanium. They are permanent replacements for missing teeth and help in saving the bone supporting the tooth and in maintaining the position of adjacent teeth. An implant is essentially a screw interfaced to the bone of the jaw or skull and supports a dental prosthesis such as a bridge, crown or denture.
Dental Implants can act as a replacement for single or multiple missing teeth. Being made of a custom crown setting and a titanium base, implants have a high success rate and are much more stable as compared to other tooth replacement options.
To know if you are an ideal candidate for dental implants, schedule an appointment with Dr.Strout at our clinic in Orange Park, FL. Contact us or call us on (904) 688-3056
Implant-Supported Dentures for a Natural-Looking Smile
Unlike traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures provide a permanent solution to the gaps created by missing teeth and eliminate the gum irritation and movement cause by traditional denture appliances. They are a comfortable and natural-looking alternative to full arch tooth replacement.
Implant-Supported Dentures are of the following types:
Bar-Retained Dental Implant Dentures
In a Bar-Retained Implant Denture, three or more implants placed in the jawbone are connected with a bar at the top. The bar is attached to the dentures with clips made of metal. This type of arrangement eliminates discomfort, rubbing and loosening associated with removable dentures.
Ball-Retained Dental Implant Denture
Ball-Retained Implant dentures are set on a ball and socket function for a more secure fit. This allows for an open palate design, allowing for more flexible eating options for patients.
All-on-4™ Dental Implant Denture
For those who have low bone volume or dentist, or for people who are looking for quick recovery, All-on-4™ dental implant dentures are a great option. In this type of dentures, four implants are strategically placed with a temporary denture and are immediately ready for use.