Dental implants change lives. If you have missing teeth you undoubtedly understand how frustrating it can be. Not only is it difficult to eat the foods you love, but it is also dangerous for your other teeth.

Because other teeth like to move into the position where the tooth used to be you’ll endure tooth crowding and more.

Avenue Dental explains that eventually your teeth could crack and break because you did not replace the missing tooth or missing teeth.

What Causes Missing Teeth?

While there are a number of reasons people have missing teeth, poor oral hygiene is at the top of the list.

People who are less than diligent with brushing and flossing will eventually succumb to gum disease. When that happens, you are left with gingivitis or the more serious periodontal disease.

Dental Implants for Missing Teeth

Dental implants are a remarkable replacement for missing teeth. In fact, they are just as strong, and in most cases, even stronger than your natural teeth.

In the past, this type of replacement was not a suitable solution for people with dentures. They weren’t the best replacement for people who have been missing teeth for years either.

What are Dental Implants?

If you follow the Avenue Dental Care dental blog you will know that they are surgically placed in or on your jawbone. After the sutures have healed artificial teeth are placed on top of the post. The whole process usually takes between 6 to 12 months.

Types of Implants

  • Single
  • Multiple
  • All on 4’s

Single Dental Implants

A single implant is usually recommended for patients who have lost one tooth and require a dental bridge.

While a dental bridge is a good replacement for missing teeth, some enamel needs to be removed to make way for the artificial tooth. A single dental implant on the other hand fuses to your bone requiring no removal of the adjoining teeth.

This means your implant post is like a real tooth root exercising the bone just like a natural tooth does.

Multiple Dental Implants

Multiple dental implants mean they are placed using more than one screw. For example, if you are missing two or three teeth in a row, your implant dentist will probably recommend a single post for each tooth.

All on 4 Dental Implants

A full set of dental implants is attached with four posts per dental arch. People who have had missing teeth for years and people who wear dentures are the best candidates for the All on Four Dental Implant System.

With All on 4’s patients have surgery and walk out with a new set of temporary teeth. After healing you’ll have your new set of All on 4’s permanently attached giving you the confidence to eat what you like again.

If you would like more information on dental implants or All on 4’s, call or send a text to Avenue Dental today.