Tooth loss is a serious dental issue that requires prompt and effective treatment. If left unaddressed, this problem will lead to further complications, because once you have a lost a tooth, the entire structure of your mouth is undermined. Now there are many tooth replacement options available to patients today—from dentures, to bridges, to dental implants. Today we are going to be talking about how dental implants can be used alone, or with other dental appliances in order to restore your smile.
Our O’Fallon dental implant dentist has helped many patients of all ages enjoy restored and healthy smiles again using these treatments or combinations of treatments.
1. Dental implants alone
Dental implants can be used as stand-alone replacement teeth not matter how many teeth you need to replace. Dental implants are surgically inserted into the jawbone, and do not have to be anchored with dental adhesive or other teeth. These long-lasting replacement teeth are easy to care for, and intuitive to live with.
2. Dental implants used in conjunction with other replacement teeth
If you prefer to use dentures or dental bridges, or if you have existing dentures and bridges that you would like to retain, dental implants can help to make your dental appliances more stable. A few strategically placed dental implants will anchor your replacement teeth—allowing you to speak and eat naturally. And many existing bridges and dentures can be retrofitted to work with your new dental implants.
Are you currently missing teeth? If so, give our O’Fallon dental implant dentist office a call to find out more about your restorative dental issues. We will explain your treatment options, and help you choose the right dental treatments. Call our office, or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our dentist, right away.