For the longest time, dental bridges and dentures have been the go-to treatments for missing teeth. This is because these treatments provide restorations that are both quick and affordable. However, these two treatments are also known for being uncomfortable and unreliable. For these reasons, among others, more and more teeth restoration patients have decided to use dental implants for their treatment. Only dental implants provide a stable treatment that is versatile enough to work with other restoration treatments. Today, Drs. Elam, Vaughan, and Fleming are blogging from Nashville, TN to give an overview of the various treatments we provide using dental implants at our practice.
A Treatment That Fits Your Needs
For every treatment that was formerly reserved for dental bridges and dentures, we have a treatment using dental implants that can surpass it. Some of the treatments we offer using dental implants include:
Single Tooth Restorations
The most common restoration we perform at our office is a single tooth restoration, which, as you would expect, is useful for our patients suffering from one missing tooth. For this method, a single implant fixture is placed in the empty spot left behind by your missing tooth. As it heals, a process called osseointegration works to integrate it into your oral anatomy. Once this process is complete, an abutment will be attached to your implant fixture and a replacement crown connected, completing the restoration.
Multiple Teeth Restorations
We also commonly perform multiple teeth restorations at our practice. For the most part, it is common for us to restore each missing tooth with a single tooth restoration. However, some of our patients have multiple missing teeth that border each other on the same arch. For these patients, we commonly restore those teeth with an implant supported dental bridge. During this procedure, at least two implant fixtures are placed. Once healed, an abutment is attached to each implant fixture and the dental bridge is connected at both points, completing the restoration.
Full Arch Restorations
Every now and then, we receive a patient who is missing a full arch of teeth. While we can still replace each and every missing tooth with a single tooth restoration, this is a rather expensive solution. Instead, an implant supported overdenture may be a better treatment option. For this method, four to six implant fixtures are placed along your arch. Once healed, an abutment is attached to each implant fixture and the overdenture connected at each point, completing the restoration.
Call and Schedule a Consultation in Nashville, TN
No matter how many teeth you might be missing, dental implants are capable of restoring those teeth with beautiful, natural feeling replacement teeth. And, dental implants can even be used to support other treatments, giving you the opportunity to decide how you want your missing teeth restored. If you would like to learn more about the treatments we can perform using dental implants or even about the benefits that come with those treatments, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a no-obligation consultation with dental implant providers, Drs. Elam, Vaughan, and Fleming, today.