What is a Dental Implant Restoration?
A dental implant is a surgically-placed post that supports a dental restoration. If you’re missing teeth, or if your teeth have degraded and cause pain, implants can be considered as a treatment option. Before implants are placed, a restorative plan should be developed so that the ideal result is achieved. Our dentist at Culp Dental can discuss all restorative options that involve dental implants to determine which one can meet your dental needs.
Types of Dental Implants
Single tooth replacements
A single tooth implant is a natural-looking, stable option for individuals who are missing a tooth, or require a tooth to be replaced. With a single tooth replacement, or implant crown, you can enjoy a natural look and comfortable bite.
multiple teeth replacements
An implant bridge is typically recommended if you are missing more than one tooth in the same area. This option leaves you with natural-looking teeth that feel more secure and comfortable than a removable partial denture.
For patients with existing conventional dentures, implant- retained removable dentures (overdentures) can provide increased stability and function. With implants holding the dentures in place, you can enjoy the foods you love without fear of movement or lack of chewing efficiency.
With a fixed hybrid denture, your dentures will stay in the mouth and can only be removed by a dentist. This option is for patients that desire a low maintenance prosthesis with as close to a natural feel as possible. Much like an overdenture, this is a great option if you are missing all of your teeth.