Dental implants are a revolutionary tooth replacement option for replacing one or multiple teeth. Dental implants actually look and function like natural teeth—they are rooted into the bone with a titanium screw, and then capped with a natural looking restoration. Dental implants can obviously be used on their own to replace individual teeth, but did you know they can also be used in conjunction with other dental appliances?
Dental implants are not the only replacement tooth option available. Some people may use dental bridges or dentures to replace missing teeth. Sometimes patients have invested a considerable amount of money into these dental appliances, and sometimes patients simply love the way their dentures and bridges already look in their mouths. For these patients dental implants may be useful to stabilize their existing dentures or bridges.
Dentures and bridges are held in place by adjacent teeth. The teeth that hold dentures and bridges in the mouth may be subject to unnecessary stress, wear, and tear, because they are connected to dental appliances.
Patients can have a few dental implants strategically placed to hold their dental appliances in place. For example, if your dentures are feeling a little loose, you can have dental implants placed at either end of the denture to keep the appliance in place. Most existing dentures and bridges can be retrofitted to work with new dental implants.
The truth is that the simple addition of a few strategically placed dental implants can make your restorations more comfortable and longer lasting. When you meet with our Glendale dental implant dentist, he can give you a better idea of what dental implants can do for you, and how long your treatment may take. Give our Glendale dental implant dental office a call to learn more about how you could benefit from dental implants.