Missing teeth are more than a blemish on your smile. They can open the door to gum infection from particles and bacteria getting under the adjoining teeth. Shifting can also result as those adjoining teeth lose the support of the missing teeth. Luckily, you have some very attractive options at Avalon Dental Group.
Dental implants are a restorative dentistry treatment to replace missing teeth. Implants offer a strong, durable and permanent means of restoring your dental structure with natural looking crowns placed over the anchors.
The work is done in two stages, the first being the installation of the anchor into the bone that will serve as the root of the replacement tooth. The second stage involves placing the crown over the implant which will be formed to look and function like the natural tooth it replaces.
Your dentist will use a temporary crown to hold the place and keep teeth from shifting as your permanent crown is being crafted at our lab. On a follow up visit, the permanent crown is then installed and cemented into place.
Complete Implant Dentistry
As a complete replacement for a full set of upper or lower teeth, this method uses dental implants to support replacement teeth. Implants must integrate with bone for a firm foundation before permanent replacement teeth are placed.
Implants are a more permanent solution that can restore the natural shape of the patient's face, protect bone, and can last a lifetime with periodic adjustments. Your dentist will consult with you on which option is the right one, and discuss the procedures for each option with you to help you choose the restorative dentistry solution that works best for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for you or a family member.