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Dental implants are usually made of titanium, and they function as artificial roots for a false tooth. A periodontist or oral surgeon surgically places the implant into the bone of your jaw and then the implant is restored with a crown at our office.
Implant crowns can be used to cover a single implant tooth or to attach a bridge to replace multiple missing teeth. The implant attachment sits above the ridge of the gum line, which allows for a replacement tooth or teeth to be attached to the implant therby restoring the missing tooth or teeth.
A removable partial denture usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. Partials can be used to replace one or multiple missing teeth on the upper or lower jaw.
Implant supported dentures are becoming the standard of care for full mouth dentures. Like a regular implant, two to six mini-implants placed by an oral surgeon or periodontist. The implants have attachments that insert into a complete denture and provide it with stability and retention.
If you have ill-fitting dentures, this option will transform your life. You will be able to eat all of your favorite foods with ease and will never have to worry about your dentures becoming displaced while speaking, laughing, singing, or eating!
Dental implants are usually
made of titanium
Dentures are an alternative
to implants and bridges
Partials can replace one or multiple missing teeth
Implant-supported dentures provide stability and retention
A complete denture or dentures are placed when all of the teeth are missing on the lower or upper jaw.
Partial and full dentures are used as an alternative to implants and bridges. They should be considered if you are not a good candidate for other replacement options.