While there are many ways to replace teeth, there is currently only one solution that effectively replaces the tooth to the absolute fullest. People don’t realize how large of a role the roots of teeth play in restoring your smile’s basic functions. If you want chewing to feel natural or reduce the premature signs of aging that accommodate tooth loss, then dental implants are likely the most appropriate tooth replacement option for you. Dr. Renkuntla can restore your smile to the fullest using high-quality dental ceramics, whether you’re missing one tooth or an entire arch. Contact his dental office to learn more about the process!
Unlike dentures or dental bridges, dental implants begin a process known as osseointegration after they are placed inside of the jaw. Over the next several months, the biocompatible titanium post becomes part of your jawbone, keeping it stable and secure while chewing, grinding and biting down. This works to stimulate the bone, keeping your biting force strong and your ability to eat the foods you enjoy intact.
Furthermore, because of this integration, you can expect restorative benefits that affect your overall appearance. As blood flow continues through the tooth, essential nutrients keep your gum and facial tissue healthy. This ensures that your cheeks do not hollow out and your skin doesn’t prematurely sag.
Finally, dental implants are designed to last longer than any other tooth replacement because of this integration. When placed by a professional, they last a minimum of 25 years and are capable of staying healthy for a lifetime. Their success rate reaches as high as 98 percent, so you can rest assured that your treatment will be a success.
It doesn’t matter if you need to replace a single tooth or all the teeth in your smile, dental implants offer solutions for many forms of tooth loss. Below, you can learn exactly how it’s done, regardless of the number of teeth you need to replace.
Replacing a single tooth takes just one titanium dental implant and one porcelain crown that sits on top. The two components are attached via an abutment, which is a small connector that keeps the crown stable. Porcelain material is typically used to restore teeth because of its durability, reliability and esthetics.
To replace one to two missing teeth, dental bridges can be customized to secure to a pair of dental implants. As a bonus, you don’t have to remove existing tooth enamel to hold the bridge since the implants are more than capable of holding the implant-retained restoration.
Whether you need a full or partial denture that is removable or fixed, dental implants can properly hold it in place. There’s no need for denture adhesive and no reason to worry about your denture shifting out of place.
At Saginaw Dental, we do everything possible to ensure that your dental implant placement is a total and complete success. To accomplish this, Dr. Renkuntla works with Saginaw’s best specialists in implant dentistry. By working with experts, we can ensure that your treatment is not only successful but safe in every regard. Once you complete the surgical portion of your treatment, you’ll come back to our dental office to have your implant(s) restored.
When you’re determining the cost of your dental implants, it’s important to keep in mind that the total cost is largely influenced by the number of teeth you need to replace. This factor influences almost every other step of your treatment, including the type of restoration you need, the number of implants that need to integrate, and whether or not you need to expand your current bone volume (via bone grafts) to perform the treatment. Even if the cost of dental implants seems high upfront, keep in mind that this is meant to be a long-term investment that lasts for decades. Plus, you’re getting restorative benefits that you won’t find anywhere else.