When a patient comes to us with a loose or missing tooth, we may prescribe dental implants to replace the lost teeth and protect smiles from facial collapse and other complications. But what kind of dental implant will your smile need? In today’s blog, your Woodland Hills, CA, dentist will look at the different types we offer!
If you lose one tooth, then we can offer a dental implant that fills the gap. We insert an individual dental implant post into the area with the lost tooth. After the new tooth root bonds with the jawbone, a process known as osseointegration, we attach an abutment that holds a crown in place, completing the visible portions of your new tooth. The crown is custom-made from durable and lifelike materials, so it blends with your smile, fits comfortably, and provides a dependable chewing surface. Bonding with the jaw means it can last for decades to come, maybe even a lifetime.
If you have lost multiple teeth in a row, then we could use dental implants to secure a bridge. We won’t need to rely on abutment teeth, so no removing structure from natural teeth. Instead, we insert two to three dental implants, and attach the bridge directly to them. The bridge will contain your new teeth and crowns attached to each end. We place the crowns onto the implants, securing a bridge that lasts for decades, as opposed to the 10 to 15 years a traditional one will.
An implant denture means we attach a prosthetic to multiple posts, providing a denture that never slips when you wat or speak, and doesn’t need to be removed for cleaning or soaking. They last much longer than removable options too! To help ensure this option is available for people with lost jawbone issue due to tooth loss, we can provide All-On-4®. These four posts are designed to absorb daily pressures and stimulate the growth of jawbone tissue, so your new smile lasts for years to come and you avoid facial collapse.
Same-day means just that: We will insert your dental new roots and attach a prosthetic in the same visit, so you leave with a full smile and don’t need to wait for osseointegration to take place, which could take months! Instead, we extract any remaining teeth, provide your new roots, and affix a denture portion.
Do You Have Questions About Our Lifelike Replacement Teeth?
Our team wants to address the gaps in your smile, whether you lost one tooth or several. For more information on our secure and natural-looking replacement options, then please schedule a consultation by calling Woodland Hills Dental Arts in Woodland Hills, CA today at 818-347-5124. We also proudly welcome patients from Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Encino, Sherman Oaks, and all surrounding communities.