How can dental implants be restored?
- Posted on: Sep 15 2022
Dental implants placed by a provider are a long-term solution to tooth loss. However, these titanium implants can be used in many different ways, depending on how they are restored. Dr. Patterson and his team in Simi Valley, CA, can talk to you about the various ways implants can be restored based on the patient’s unique needs.
How does a dentist restore dental implants?
Dental implants are chosen for patients who are missing teeth because of their versatility. These restorations are not only a permanent solution but they can be used in many different situations. Below are just a few of the main ways in which dental implants can be restored to meet a patient’s unique needs:
- With a dental crown. The most common method of replacing missing teeth with dental implants is using a dental crown. Dental crowns are “caps” made of porcelain, typically used to place over a tooth that is seriously damaged and needs some extra support and protection. In the case of dental implants, the crown is placed over the metal post that has been surgically implanted into the jawbone.
- With a dental bridge. Like traditional dental bridges, implant-supported bridges are used to “bridge” the gap created by one or more missing teeth. However, instead of being supported by remaining natural teeth (as is the case with traditional bridges), implant-supported bridges are supported by dental implants. This makes them a much more stable and permanent solution for patients missing teeth.
- With dentures. Implant-supported dentures are an excellent choice for patients missing all or most of their teeth. These dentures are held in place by a series of implants that are placed throughout the jawbone. The primary benefit of this type of restoration is that it provides a more effective way of replacing all the teeth than with complete dentures used with natural suction or denture adhesives.
How do I know if dental implants are right for me?
Dr. Patterson and his team are dedicated to providing patients in the area of Simi Valley, CA, with solutions for replacing missing teeth, including the popular dental implant. If you are considering implants, or have one placed and need to work with a dentist that offers implant restoration, now is a great time to connect with our team. Call 805-584-1194 to request an appointment at our facility, which is currently accepting new patients and families within the community.
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