Your Treatment Options for Missing Teeth at Duvall Dental Center
“Oh no!” Did you just lose a tooth? You’re probably wondering if that gap will make it harder to chew your favorite foods. And if your name is Susan or Spencer, introducing yourself may have just gotten so much harder. You can already hear the say-that-agains and one-more-times. But there’s no reason for you to despair or freak out over a lost tooth. The Duvall Dental Center offers a variety of treatment options to resolve missing teeth.
Single Tooth Dental Implants for Missing Teeth
Replacing a single tooth can sometimes feel like it’s not worth the effort of going to a dentist and paying the extra costs that ensue, particularly if it’s at the back of your mouth.
But if you consider the long-term benefits of restored chewing and speech function and the added bonus of being less self-conscious about your smile, a trip to see Dr. Tyler starts to sound more appealing.
A single tooth dental implant procedure is a two-step process. First, Dr. Tyler will implant a titanium post into your jawbone. Once the screw fuses into the bone, which normally takes two to six months, he will attach a zirconia crown to the post.
At Duvall Dental Center, we customize crowns to not only restore normal function but also effortlessly blend with your smile’s aesthetic.
Multiple Tooth Dental Implants
What if you haven’t lost just one tooth but two or three adjacent teeth? How can Dr. Tyler help you? You’re probably finding it harder every passing day to speak clearly. The remaining teeth seem to be haphazardly shifting to fill in the gaps. Chewing your favorite foods may have also become a game of Russian Roulette; will it be the first bite that hurts or the third? No one knows.
What we do know is that Dr. Tyler can remedy the situation with multiple tooth dental implants. The procedure involves using an implant-supported bridge, such that instead of replacing each lost tooth, he’ll anchor a custom dental bridge to two dental implants for a three-teeth gap and attach natural-looking zirconia crowns.
Before you know it, you’ll be eating all your best foods, talking like you used to, and for the first time ever, falling in love with your smile.
Implant-Retained Dentures for Missing Teeth
If you’re missing several teeth on your lower jaw and have good quality bone tissue then implant-retained dentures are most likely your best bet in restoring normal function as well as giving you an aesthetically pleasing smile.
Through a system of snaps and balls, Dr. Tyler will anchor the new dentures to as few as two dental implants to give the set more stability.
The implants take the full force of the bite, restoring your bite force to as close to normal as possible. And since the procedure doesn’t involve the use of adhesives, the implant-retained dentures can be removed at night and for cleaning.
Unlike implant-retained dentures, this type of dental implants can be attached to either jaw. Dr. Tyler uses a support bar anchored to around five to six implants to provide stability for the new set of teeth.
The biggest advantage of getting implant-supported dentures is restoring your bite force to almost normal. As an added bonus, the zirconia crowns make the dentures indistinguishable from your natural teeth. The set of teeth are also removable to allow for easy cleaning.
The one caveat to this procedure is you’ll need to have enough bone tissue to be a good candidate; otherwise, Dr. Tyler will suggest bone and tissue regeneration treatment before any implant is attached.
Hybridge Full-Arch Implant-Supported Dentures for Missing Teeth
Sometimes, due to injury, illness, medication, or age, you might be missing most (or all of) your teeth. Advancements in the field of dentistry through the Hybridge full-arch treatment protocol make it possible to restore normal dental function and provide unmatched levels of comfort.
Since Hybridge treatment involves replacing all your missing teeth, your new dentures will feel (and look) just like real teeth. That level of stability and support comes from five to six titanium posts implanted on the jaw with dental crowns made of Zirconia ceramic.
With this dental implant, you’ll be smiling, chewing, and speaking without worrying that your dentures can slip away at any time.
Same Day Implants for Missing Teeth
If you’ve lost a tooth and have healthy gums with good quality bone tissue, then you’re a prime candidate for the same day implant treatment option. The traditional dental implant process involves inserting a titanium post, waiting two to six months for it to fuse with the jaw, then attaching the crown. For same day implants (like the name suggests), the entire procedure is done in a day, putting you well on your way to falling in love with your smile for the first time ever.