Types of Dental Implants
Dental Implants at DaVinci Dentistry can transform your smile and your life!
Patients who opt for dental implants as a way to replace missing teeth will ultimately receive one of three kinds of implants: single, multiple, or full arch. These choices exist because, just like no two people are alike, no two patients in need of dental implants will have exactly the same oral health concerns.
Whether you just need to replace one tooth or want to replace a full arch of missing teeth, you don’t have to make decisions about implants on your own. The experienced doctors at DaVinci Dentistry, a Southlake dental practice for 11 years, will perform a full exam, document a detailed health history and take plenty of time to talk with you about what options are best for your smile, your well-being and your comfort.
Here’s a look at some of the different types of dental implants we provide at our dental office in Southlake:
Single Tooth Implants
If you have lost a tooth due to decay, trauma or periodontal disease, it can be easily replaced using a single dental implant. Your new tooth will look, feel and function just like your natural teeth
If you are missing more than one tooth, then multiple implants might be the best solution for you. Two or more fixtures are implanted, and then the crowns are attached to them, leaving other natural teeth intact and restoring the mouth back to ideal function.
Full Arch Implants
Patients who need to replace a full upper and/or lower set of teeth can now opt for an implant-retained overdenture, or implant-retained and supported full arch bridge. Implants are placed, and then a full arch of teeth is attached to them, offering the function and esthetic look you have always dreamed of.
All-On-4® Dental Implants
Thanks to a proven record of clinical success and advances in dental implant technology, four implants can replace all of your missing teeth on the top or bottom of your mouth.
In the US, more than 40 million people are missing all of their upper and/or lower teeth. This can make life quite difficult. Rather than living with the discomfort and aggravation of loose dentures and continued bone loss, patients are opting for what is called “All-on-4” dental implant restorations.
This treatment concept is a cost-efficient solution that provides patients with a fixed full-arch prosthesis on the day of surgery.
The All-on-4® implant treatment includes:
- one surgery
- full-arch rehabilitation with only four implants
- immediate function (fixed provisional bridge for patients meeting criteria for immediate loading of implants)
- minimal bone grafting-procedure (bone grafting is avoided by tilting the posterior implants, utilizing available bone)
That’s the beauty of the All-on-4®. Like all dental implants, they have the unique ability to fuse to living bone and function as part of it. They will serve as a strong, long-lasting foundation for your new teeth and prevent future bone loss in the jaw. This helps to maintain a more beautiful, youthful look, better oral health and restored tooth function.
Teeth in a Day® Same-Day Dental Implants
Same-day dental implants, — also known as Teeth in a Day® — allow placement of a temporary tooth or teeth during the same appointment as your dental implant placement. This may be a good option if you have enough natural bone and an implant secure enough to support immediate placement and function of the new teeth.
Same-day dental implants help you to return to normal life faster and are the quickest method of regaining a radiant, beautiful smile. Within a few hours, you can receive an implant and crown, and you will have the satisfaction of instant restoration of your teeth. Same-day implants allow patients to immediately regain function, too. There is no need to bother with an uncomfortable removable temporary prosthesis. This is a huge bonus for people who are worried about going through their days with a gap in their smile.
Getting same-day implants is not a one-size-fits-all treatment, and not every patient is a candidate for such a procedure; it’s only recommended if you have enough natural bone so that an implant can support immediate placement and function of the new teeth.
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