If you have lost one or more natural teeth, the best solution for you may be dental implants. Dental implants are strong and long-lasting, giving you a solution that will let you eat, talk, and smile with ease for decades to come.
A dental implant is a titanium post that is shaped like a small screw. Your dentist, will place the metal post in the bone under your gums. Your bone will gradually grow around the implant and then a natural-looking replacement tooth will be attached to the metal post. Dental implants can also be used to secure a crown, bridge, or fixed dentures.
Implants have a documented success rate of over 95%, which is significantly higher than any other tooth-replacement option.
Tooth Replacement Options Using Dental Implants
Implants can be used in a variety of ways to replace missing teeth:
Single Tooth Replacement: When you have one tooth missing, a single implant is inserted into the bone to replace the root part; a custom-made, color-matched, stain-resistant crown is then placed on top to mimic an actual tooth. This treatment choice has the highest success rate, making it the best long-term investment for replacing a single missing tooth – even if the initial cost is slightly higher than other options. An implant will never decay or need root canal treatment, and feels just like a natural tooth.
Multiple Tooth Replacement: When you have more than one tooth missing, you don’t need to replace each one with an implant. Instead, implant teeth can act as supports for fixed bridgework. For example, if you are missing three teeth in a row, we can place two implants, one on either side of the gap, and a crown in between that has no implant underneath. The advantage to this method is that you don’t need to rely on natural teeth to serve as the supports for the bridge. When natural teeth are used as abutments for fixed bridgework, they can become weakened and subject to tooth decay and root canal problems, something you’ll never have to worry about with dental implants.
Fixed Implant-Supported Dentures: Implants can support an entire row of upper or lower replacement teeth that are fixed in the mouth and never removed. Sometimes, the replacement teeth can be supported by just four implants. If the jaw bone has deteriorated, more implants may be needed to support a row of 10 to 12 teeth. Dental implant-secured replacement teeth protect your jaw bone, won’t slip, and should last a lifetime.
Implant-Supported Removable Dentures: Have you lost all of your top or bottom teeth? You may notice that your denture doesn’t fit as snugly as you like. Implants can make dentures more comfortable to wear so you can eat and talk with confidence. Here’s what happens with traditional dentures: since you no longer have tooth roots, your jaw bone recedes, eroding the bone ridges that support your dentures. Receding bone will most likely impact your appearance. As your jaw bone recedes over time, your face will begin to sag, making you appear older. By placing 4 or 6 implants in the top or bottom jaw, over which the removable denture can attach, we transfer pressure away, preserving the bone ridge. The stability provided by the implants also prevents the tongue from easily displacing the lower denture. Implant-secured dentures also reduce or eliminate the need for denture adhesives.
Dental Implant Restorations
A Dental implant can help your smile in many ways. Ask us at bali dental care by bright smiles bali how they can help you. We are one of the best dental implant clinic in Bali.
Dental implants can help your smile in many ways. Ask us how they can help you. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.