For patients who desire a low-maintenance and long-term tooth replacement solution, we often recommend dental implants. As a fixed or permanent artificial tooth, a dental implant is a nearly perfect simulation of a real tooth. Constructed from premium materials like titanium and porcelain, a dental implant showcases a level of durability and esthetic appeal that was once impossible to achieve in the field of prosthetic dentistry.
The implant has earned a reputation for its long lifespan and its lifelike appearance, but Dr. Burchard would argue that there is an even greater asset that makes dental implants the right choice for almost every patient—Implants are fully customizable. If you are missing a natural tooth, whether by birth, decay or by accident, there is an implant solution for you. However, if you are missing several teeth, or even all of your teeth, there is still an implant solution that will fit your needs.
Take a look at some of the most popular and effective dental implant solutions:
- Single-Tooth Replacement: A specially-fabricated artificial tooth root made from titanium serves as a permanent anchor for a single replacement tooth. The titanium post is made to extend into the jaw bone, with an abutment that protrudes above the gumline upon which a single dental crown can be attached.
- Multiple-Tooth Replacement/ Bridge: Several individual dental implants can be used to replace multiple missing teeth in a row, although in some instances one or more implants can replace two or more teeth. Just a few titanium dental implants can be used to anchor a multi-unit bridge that is stable and attractive.
- Implant-Enhanced Dentures: A complete rehabilitation can be achieved when a traditional denture is enhanced with dental implants. A series of implants can be used to anchor a denture that is to be worn permanently. A different implant technique can be used to create removable dentures that snap into place.
Dr. Burchard can perform a thorough, comprehensive examination to assess your tooth-replacement needs in order to recommend the dental implant solution that provides you with an optimal level of performance and esthetics.
Take a step closer to your improved smile by calling to schedule your consultation today: (918) 748-8868