Single Tooth Dental Implants
Single dental implants can be used to replace one missing tooth. After the placement of the implant, the healing process begins, in which the jawbone fuses to the titanium surface of the post. This process, called osseointegration, keeps your dental implant secured within the jaw so you are able to eat and chew. Once the healing period is over, a permanent implant-supported crown will be attached to your implant to fill in the gap left behind by your missing tooth.
Dental implant-supported crowns and bridges are nearly indistinguishable from natural teeth.
An implant-supported bridge can be used to replace multiple consecutive missing teeth. The design is similar to a traditional bridge, but instead of attaching to dental crowns placed over the adjacent natural teeth, the implant-supported bridge is affixed to two or more dental implants. Because an implant-supported bridge eases pressure on the individual implants, the bite is balanced, resulting in greater long-term stability.