Many people require a tooth replacement at least once in their life. And while there are several options when it comes to replacing or restoring a tooth, dental implants have become one of the most popular. They are also the most natural feeling, and can last a lifetime.
Dental implants replicate the full structure of a lost tooth, including the root. In fact, that is the “implant” portion of the restoration. A biocompatible titanium post is surgically inserted into the jaw bone, which, once integrated by the bone, forms a sturdy foundation that can support a now crown. The crown is precisely matched with the rest of your teeth, so it will be totally indistinguishable. No metal brackets or parts will be visible.
But what if you need more extensive replacements? Dental implants can be used to support partial or complete dentures as well. Full arch replacement, also known as implant-supported dentures, is a popular way to makeover your entire smile if most or all of your teeth are compromised in some way. Implant-supported dentures are more stable than traditional dentures, allowing you to eat your favorite foods and smile and laugh with confidence. It also eliminates the need for messy denture adhesives.
If you have the need to replace one or more of your teeth, consider the advantages of dental implants. If you would like to know more or schedule a consultation with Dr. Norman B. Fine, please call Fine Periodontics in Greenville, SC, today.