Types of Dental Implants

If you are looking for a long-term solution for missing teeth, then ask your Plano TX dentist about dental implants. Dental implants are tooth root replacements that can securely hold artificial teeth such as dentures or bridges. When taken care of properly, implants can last a lifetime!

Here are the different types of dental implants:

Single Dental Implant

You don’t need to wait until you have lost all of your teeth to think about dental implants as an option. You can have an implant to regain even just one single tooth.

A Titanium implant post is inserted in the area of the missing tooth then a small top part called the abutment is connected to it. The replacement tooth is then attached to the abutment via a “snap on” method.

Multiple Dental Implants

When you need to replace several teeth, no matter where they are positioned, implants can also work their magic. Multiple dental implants are ideal for people who would like to get rid of ill-fitting dentures and regain all of their dental functions.

Based on the results of your Plano TX dentist’s examination, you may end up using implants to support dentures or for a dental bridge. Either way, your replacement teeth will look as natural as they can be.

All-On-Four

Traditional implants need several visits to your dentist and a couple more months of healing time before you can place your permanent false teeth.

However, there’s an option called “All-On-Four” that allows a patient to undergo the implant surgery in just one day or one in-office treatment. Then, he can immediately put on his full-arch replacement teeth and just go for follow-up checkups to his dentist after the procedure.

This implant technique uses just four small-diameter posts and a fabricated dental guide/template that will help the surgeon determine the proper place of each implant post.

To know more about your dental implant options and to find out whether you’re a good candidate for this procedure, please call Plano Smile Studio at 972-398-2550.