Are you unhappy with your dental health currently? Do you have missing or loose teeth? Would you like to look into the mirror and see a cleaner, straighter smile? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then dental implants may be the answer to all of your questions.
Dental implants are dental procedures completed while under anesthetic that will remove any old teeth that you are unhappy with. Fixtures will then be attached directly to your jawbone, which will form the basis for the dental implants. Once the fixtures have healed sufficiently, the new dental implants will be attached.
There are a number of implant options, but in this article we will discuss All on 4, since they generally suit most people’s dental needs.
Dental Implant Options Available
You can find four types of dental implants:
- Full arched fixed dental implants – This option is a full set of upper or lower teeth attached to your jawbone. It will be fitted to the shape of your mouth, meaning All on 4 and full arch implants are a popular choice for those looking to replace multiple teeth with a natural outcome.
- Implant-supported overdentures – There are several types of dentures available, either fixed or removable. If you think implant-supported overdentures are the best option for you, then please discuss this with the dentist at your initial consultation. The dentist will then review all of the different dentures we offer to find the best fit for your mouth and your lifestyle.
- Single tooth implants – Single tooth implants are very common for those who have lost a tooth in an accident or through decay. A small titanium screw is used for single tooth implants to fix each one in place. This is an excellent option to repair a gap in your smile with a realistic alternative.
- Same-day teeth – Same-day teeth are a new procedure that allows you to have your old tooth removed and a dental implant to be fitted on the same day. This is a brilliant option for those of us who do not have time or do not want to be seen with a missing tooth. The initial replacement will be removable when your gums have healed. Most of the time, we can have your fixed dental replacement in place within as little as 72 hours without anyone knowing you ever had a tooth missing.
If You Would Like More Information
It can be difficult to know which dental implant is the solution for you without having a trained prosthodontist team seeing your mouth and teeth. When you get your initial consultation, the dentist will carry out a thorough assessment of your oral health, gum, and tooth decay and review your options with you.
The initial appointment is generally not binding, and you do not have to proceed with dental implants. This is why we recommend that if you are wondering if dental implants are for you, the best thing to do is book your initial appointment as soon as you can. A good dentist will give you all of the information tailored to you and a personal treatment plan for you to review and make your final decision.