Dental implants are truly a revolutionary product in the dental world. These replacement teeth are stabilized with titanium screws that are surgically embedded into the jawbone. Dental implants, therefore, actually look and feel just like natural teeth.
Now obviously dental implants can be used to replace individual missing teeth. Your dental implant will blend with your natural teeth, so whether you need one dental implant or you need to redo your entire smile, dental implants are a viable option.
What you may not know, however, is that dental implants can actually be used in conjunction with other dental appliances. If you have dental bridges or dentures, it may be possible for you to use a few strategically placed dental implants to enhance the stability and the comfort of your existing dental work.
Some patients are not able to commit to the time and expense that is necessary to receive a mouthful of new dental implants. Other patients simply prefer their existing dentures and bridgework, but they want to make these dental appliances more stable in their mouths, as well as long lasting.
By positioning dental implants at either end of the bridge piece or dentures, you can take the stress off of your natural teeth. Rather than your adjacent natural teeth holding the dental appliance in place, the firmly rooted dental implant will keep the bridge piece or denture firmly in the mouth. Most dentures can actually be retrofitted in order to be usable with dental implants.
With dental implants our Glendale dentists have helped many patients live healthier lives with beautiful smiles. If you’re missing teeth and you’d like to explore your tooth replacement options, give our office a call. Our Glendale dental implant dentist will explain the procedure in greater detail, and help you choose a tooth replacement option that fits your dental goals and your lifestyle.