Restoration options provided for patients with dental implants
- Posted on: Mar 15 2021
Dental implants are a popular restorative choice for many patients in the area of Simi Valley, California. Dr. Robert D. Bankhardt finds that many individuals will benefit from these long-term restorations used to replace one or more missing teeth. The versatility of dental implants is what makes them a viable option for many different situations. Today we will discuss the options for restoration of dental implants, and how they can be used for our patients.
Restoration options for dental implants
Dental implants are titanium rods that are used to replace missing teeth and restore function and beauty. These rods are very small. The abutment is the portion of the rod that extends above the gumline and can be restored in several different ways. Restoration options include:
- Dental crown. The most popular method of restoring a dental implant is with a dental crown. The dental crown is a porcelain restoration that sits above the abutment of the implant to act as a single false tooth. The dental crown is custom-made for the patient to match their existing teeth in color, shape, and size.
- Dental bridge. Another option for patients missing one or several teeth in a row is the placement of a dental bridge over the natural tooth. The dental bridge uses crowns fused to pontics, or false teeth, to create a restoration that uses the adjacent teeth for support. Without adjacent teeth, patients can place a dental implant on one or both sides to hold the bridge in place.
- Dentures. Denture-wearers who are unhappy with traditional full dentures may want to ask Dr. Robert D. Bankhardt about the benefits of implant-retained dentures. These are more conservative dentures that are made to snap into place with several implants along the dental arch to hold them in place. These are strong and sturdy alternatives to using dental adhesives with traditional dentures.
Call Dr. Robert D. Bankhardt today!
Simi Valley, California area patients who are interested in finding out how dental implants can improve their smile are encouraged to book a consultation appointment with our team of professionals. We are located at 2720 Cochran Street, Suite #2B and accept new and established patients who call us at (805) 584-1194 to schedule a visit.
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