As dentists, we want to save teeth. Unfortunately not every tooth can be saved. One option for single or multi-tooth replacement is Dental Implants. A dental implant is a titanium fixture that supports a dental crown. Dental implants have a variety of applications including the support of crowns, bridges or dentures. For those who use dentures with an adhesive to keep them in place, implants can be a great way to eliminate the use of adhesive and improve your quality of life!
Implants began to appear in the 1970’s, and thanks to advancements, our dentists are able to offer a reliable single or multi-tooth replacement option with great general success. It makes a wonderful alternative to a conventional bridge or denture.
Why is a dental implant the best way to treat many dental problems?
Crowns, bridges and dentures do nothing to stop bone loss, and crowns and bridges grind down healthy teeth, placing them at much greater risk for cavities and other problems. Dentures often become uncomfortable and unstable as you age because the jawbone shrinks, which can cause problems eating and speaking. But with dental implants, healthy teeth are not ground down. Dental implants stimulate the jaw naturally to prevent bone loss in the same way that natural teeth do.
Dental implants are the new standard of care for tooth replacement. They bond with healthy bone and provide permanent support for dental crowns and dentures. Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth and can last a lifetime.
A dental implant is a titanium “root” replacement used in dentistry to support dental restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth, replacing missing teeth. Dental implants have many uses including the ability to support a number of dental prostheses, including crowns (caps), dental implant-supported bridges or dentures. Many people have dentures that require adhesive to secure them. Dental implants are a wonderful alternative and can provide a dramatic improvement in your quality of life.
A Wide Range of Treatment
One of the most appealing aspects of dental implants is the flexibility they allow when treating dental problems or missing teeth. Dental implants are the best alternative to damage causing bridges and crowns, while also allowing denture wearers more comfort and freedom. At Hollymead Dental in Charlottesville, we use dental implants in a variety of ways:
Replace Missing Teeth
Implants with Dentures