Modern dental implant services treatments can give you a long-term solution to your missing teeth. Teeth implants are not a very new technology. In fact, dental implants have been used for over 50 years. However, because of the growing demand for cosmetic dentistry dental implant has become more popular and accepted in our society today. Unlike traditional tooth-replacement methods such as dentures, dental bridges, or partial dentures, dental implant treatment provides support for retaining your natural teeth.
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Single Tooth Implants
Single tooth implants are used when a single tooth needs to be replaced. In this procedure, the implant is placed in the jawbone under local anesthetic. A small incision is made in your gum to place the implant, which will eventually fuse with your bone. Once healed and fused with your jawbone, a crown can be attached to it so you can resume normal function of chewing and speaking.
This type of implant provides a long-term solution for tooth loss because it’s fixed firmly into place within your jawbone and won’t come loose over time like other types of dentures could.
Immediate Implant Placement
Immediate implant placement is the placement of a dental implant immediately after tooth extraction. Implant placement can be done at the time of tooth extraction, which is known as immediate placement. With this technique, you can enjoy many benefits such as preserving the bone and soft tissue of your extraction socket and reducing treatment time.
Immediate placement is also preferred because it allows for complete healing of both the bony socket (alveolus) and soft tissue around it before placing an artificial tooth in place. This reduces swelling and pain during healing, allowing for greater comfort levels during recovery. This type of surgery also helps preserve bone mass in areas where there was significant bone loss prior to surgical intervention. It may also help reduce the amount of bone grafting that may be required post-surgery due to poor quality bone from previous extractions or other factors related to aging processes within your mouth tissues over time if they were not addressed properly during earlier treatments with full-mouth dental implants
Immediate loading is a procedure in which an implant is placed immediately after surgery and is loaded into the bone. The patient might be able to eat on the same day as surgery. Immediate placement, also called immediate implant placement (IPL), differs from immediate loading by having no interim period between surgery and loading.
Implant-Supported Bridges and Dentures
There are two types of fixed prostheses: fixed bridges and dentures. Fixed bridges replace more than one tooth, while dentures replace all of them. If you have a missing tooth or teeth and need an artificial replacement, your dentist will discuss the best option with you depending on your individual needs and goals.
A fixed bridge is used to replace more than one missing tooth (also referred to as “tooth gaps”). The bridge consists of individual crowns for each tooth that connects them together with artificial roots (called pontics) in between them. The pontics are attached to an abutment that fits into the jawbone using special screws called implants or wires from behind the gums (known as osseointegrated implants). For those who have had extensive dental work done previously, this type of implant can be used as well; however, if it is not possible because there was too much damage done during previous procedures then other alternatives may be necessary such as retaining walls around each abutment in order to hold up all components together properly before placing prosthesis on top (this will depend entirely upon how many remaining natural teeth remain behind after losing so many others).
There Are Several Options For Dental Implant Types
The most common implant type is the single tooth implant. These types of implants can be used to replace individual missing teeth, or for dental crowns and bridges.
Immediate loading is a method that allows you to load your new permanent dental crown or bridge on the same day as your implant surgery. Single tooth implants require only one surgical procedure and do not require extraction of healthy surrounding teeth. The process can take about 6 months for healing before you place your permanent crown or bridge. Implant-supported bridges are easy to maintain and last longer than traditional dentures, which makes them ideal if you have trouble chewing food due to missing teeth or misaligned jaws (malocclusion).
Implant placement may be done at the same time as tooth extraction; however, it depends on what type of procedure has been decided upon by both doctors involved in your care plan.
If you’re looking for an implant solution, but have no idea where to begin, be sure to visit us at Brentwood dental to know about these different options. We will work with you to design the best implant treatment plan based on your specific needs.