Missing teeth can lead to serious complications later down the road, such as a misaligned bite, crooked teeth, and bone deterioration. Luckily, patients have more tooth replacement options than ever before. At Salem Dental Arts we specialize in several full-tooth restorations, including dental implants. Dental implants have revolutionized the way we treat tooth loss. Thanks to their many benefits, it's no wonder that implants have become the industry standard for tooth replacement. An implant-supported restoration is the next best thing to your natural teeth!
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a small titanium post that we surgically embed below the gum tissue and into the jawbone. The implant post serves as the root component of a prosthesis. After a brief healing period the post is attached to an abutment, or support structure, that links the implant to the restoration. Thanks to technological advancements implants can be used to support a single crown, a fixed bridge, or even a full-arch restoration!
Single Tooth Replacement with an Implant
People can be missing a single tooth for a variety of reasons, including trauma. We see many young patients who come in with a missing tooth after taking a blow to the face while playing sports or even roughhousing. These accidents happen daily and the teeth more commonly lost are the front teeth. It is vital to replace any missing teeth, especially at a young age. One of the most popular options is single-tooth implants.
>> Learn more about single tooth implants.
Partially Fixed Bridge
If you have a space between two teeth because of a missing tooth, we can make a partially fixed bridge to fill that gap. It's vital to take care of any missing teeth as soon as possible because once you lose one tooth, it has a domino effect on the rest of your mouth.
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Complete Fixed Bridge
Complete fixed bridges are full teeth replacement for your upper or lower missing teeth. If you have lost several teeth and are at risk of losing more because of decay, this option could be for you.
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Overdentures are removable partial or complete dentures for patients with several or all their teeth missing. These replacements are usually held in place by dentures, titanium rods that are inserted into the jawbone by our surgeons. These devices will help our patients with missing teeth improve their quality of life and regain ease with everyday activities such as chewing and speaking.
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All-On-4® Treatment Concept
One of the most critical improvements to the dental implant technology is the All-on-4 treatment concept. This procedure is for patients who need a full replacement of their upper or lower teeth. All-on-4 dental implants receive the name from the way in which the devices are placed in the jawbone.
>> Learn more about the All-On-4® Treatment Concept.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
There are things like missing teeth, tooth decay, trauma, broken or cracked teeth, irregularly shaped teeth, discoloration, bite issues and other problems that call for a full mouth reconstruction. Some of the procedures we use during reconstruction can be the same that we use for cosmetic reasons, but in this case, taking care of these issues will prevent even more serious problems from developing.
>> Learn more about full mouth reconstructions.
Schedule a Consultation Appointment Today!
You, too, could experience the wonderful benefits of dental implants! Call 978-741-1640 to schedule your consultation appointment today!