Rediscover Your Smile with Dental Implants in Chestnut Hill
Implant dentistry has the ability to improve the health, function, and appearance of your smile. They are by far the best option for replacement teeth. They can prevent the jawbone from deteriorating, stop remaining teeth from shifting, hold dental restorations securely in place, and look completely natural in appearance. The best part is that dental implants can replace a single tooth, several missing teeth, or all of your teeth.
The dental implant procedure can be used to hold several types of restorations. At The Dental Office at Chestnut Hill, our doctors can attach a dental crown, bridge, or dentures to dental implant posts. Keep reading to learn more about the dental implant options available.
Replace a Single Missing Tooth
Suppose you are missing one tooth due to an accident, an oral health problem, or even because of genetics. In that case, we can pair a dental implant with a dental crown to maintain your oral health. We place the artificial tooth root into the empty socket left by your missing tooth.
After the implant placement procedure, you will enter into a period of osseointegration. The titanium post requires three to six months to fuse to the jaw bone. The surrounding bone forms around the implant, essentially making it a part of your body. A temporary restoration can be placed during this time of healing.
Once osseointegration is complete, a custom-made crown matched perfectly to your natural teeth fills in the gap and gives you an entirely natural-looking appearance.
Replace Several Missing Teeth
If you are missing a couple or more teeth in a row, a dental bridge is the best option for restoration. A bridge has two or more prosthetic teeth fused to replace several missing teeth in a row.
Implant supported bridges do not require one dental implant for each lost tooth, unlike a dental crown. We can use fewer implants to hold your bridge in place.
A partial denture can also replace several missing teeth. The denture is custom-made to fill empty spaces in your upper or lower arch due to missing teeth. Strategically placed dental implants hold the partial denture in place securely.
Replace All of the Teeth in the Upper or Lower Arch
If you miss all of the teeth in your upper or lower arch, a full denture is the best solution. In this case, we use the All-on-4 technique to replace all of your teeth. This approach places a maximum of four dental implants in the arch.
A full denture is attached to the implants and restores your smile. You can talk and eat with confidence knowing there is no more embarrassing slippage with removable dentures.
Regardless of the type of dental implant you choose, we will design a natural-looking tooth replacement that complements your surrounding features and improves your overall appearance. To find out if you are a good candidate for dental implant-supported restorations or ask more questions about the treatment plan, please request an appointment at The Dental Office at Chestnut Hill today. We look forward to helping you get your smile back.