If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be exploring restorative options. Dental implants are typically the best way to replace your missing teeth if you are looking for a permanent, long-lasting solution.
The team at Sol Dental wants to keep our patients informed about your restorative care options. Here’s a few things to consider if you are looking into dental implants to replace missing teeth:
What’s The Difference Between A Dental Implant And An Implant Restoration?
The term “dental implant” refers to the small titanium or zirconium “post” that is surgically implanted into your gum line. When this post in your gum line heals, it acts as an artificial tooth root to support a replacement.
While the term “dental implant” refers to the titanium post that is placed in your gum line during a surgical procedure, an “implant restoration” refers to the crown, bridge, or denture to which the implant is attached.
The Most Common Types Of Implant-Supported Restorations
There are many different types of implant-supported restorations. Depending on how many teeth you are missing and where the gaps are located in your mouth, Dr. Jaclyn Haendel will work with you to decide which implant-supported restoration is right for you. Here are some of the most common implant restorations.
- Dental crowns – Dental crown implant restorations are so common that they are often simply called “dental implants”. During this procedure, your dental implant is attached to an artificial replacement tooth made from a ceramic material. Crowns are crafted to match the color, shape, and size of your existing teeth.
- Implant-supported bridges – In cases where there are not two healthy teeth that can support a bridge, dentists can use two dental implants to support a dental bridge.
- Full arch restorations – Full arch restorations are also sometimes called “implant-supported dentures”. Typically, 4-6 dental implants are used to support a full arch of custom, comfortable, and stable replacement teeth.
Are Implant Restorations Right For Me?
Since dental implants are surgically placed in your mouth, a patient must have sufficient jawbone and healthy gums in order to undergo treatment. Depending on your oral health, your budget, and your restoration goals, our team will work with you to assess whether implants are the right option for you.
Contact Us Now For An Appointment – Learn More About Implant Restorations
If you’re considering a dental implant and an implant restoration to help restore your smile, Sol Dental can help! Dr. Jaclyn Haendel is an experienced implant dentist, and she is well-versed in all modern, minimally-invasive surgical techniques. Learn more from our patient testimonials!
Don’t allow missing teeth to harm your oral health or self-esteem. Contact us now at (480) 360-3311, or drop by our office at 2139 E Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282 to schedule your appointment in-person.