Want to Replace Your Missing Teeth?
Everyone knows how much of an impact missing teeth can have on your appearance, but did you know that they can actually affect the health of your smile as well? Patients with missing teeth are much more likely to develop gum disease, which is actually the leading cause of tooth loss in the entire world! To help you get rid of the gaps in your smile for good, Dr. Thomas Redfern and our team can help you get dental implants, the most state-of-the-art tooth replacement solution available today. Compared to any other treatment, they last longer, look better and provide the most long term health benefits.
Implant-Retained Crowns & Bridges
A dental implant is actually a small titanium post that is placed directly into the jawbone in order to replace the root structure of a missing tooth. Dental implants are the only treatment that can restore both the root and the crown of a tooth. They will not only provide your new teeth with tremendous stability, but they will also keep your jaw healthy and full, which will help maintain the natural shape of your face. Dental implants are actually the only treatment that can do this!
After having your dental implants placed by a local specialist, you’ll return to Dr. Redfern so he can give you your new replacement teeth. To restore a single missing tooth, he’ll place something called an implant-retained crown. He’ll attach a metal connector directly to the implant post that is called an abutment, and this will be the same shape of the tooth it is replacing. He’ll then cover this abutment with an all-porcelain crown to help it look completely natural. Dental porcelain is an excellent material as it can fully recreate a natural tooth’s shape, size, strength, color, and even feel.
Dental implants can also be used to replace multiple missing teeth in a row. For this, two implant posts will be placed on either side of the gap in the teeth. Dr. Redfern then places implant-retained crowns on both of them, and these will be attached to prosthetic teeth to fill in space, creating an implant-retained bridge.
If you’re ready to say goodbye to your uncomfortable dentures, dental implants can help. With just a few strategically placed posts, they can be used to support a partial or full denture. Compared to traditional dentures, implant-retained dentures will…
- Fit better because they are anchored directly into your jaw just like your natural teeth. They won’t slip, slide, pop, or click.
- Maintain their fit for much longer because your jaw will be supported by the implants
- Provide you with a bite force more similar to your natural teeth, allowing you to eat more foods with comfort and ease.
Like the name suggests, mini-dental implants involve smaller titanium posts than traditional implants. They are ideal for replacing the front teeth or for patients whose jawbone may be too thin to support regular implants. They can be used to hold implant-retained crowns, bridges, and dentures, and Dr. Redfern can help determine if they are the right choice for you. Typically, they require less time to place and restore because of their size.
With this treatment, you can get a full implant-retained denture in just one day. Using just 4 strategically placed dental implants, Dr. Redfern can give you a secure and strong set of teeth that will fit and look better than anything you’ve worn before. This treatment is ideal for patients who may not have been good candidates for dental implants in the past because their jawbone was too thin to support regular implant-retained dentures.
With the right maintenance, dental implants have been shown to last for 30 years or more, way longer than any other tooth replacement treatment. If you feel like you have to hide your smile or limit your food choices because of missing teeth, dental implants can help. With them, Dr. Redfern can rebuild your smile and give you your life back. To see if they are the right treatment for you, please contact our office for a consultation.