SINGLE-TOOTH DENTAL IMPLANTS
The premier choice for replacing a missing tooth may be a dental implant.
Replacing your missing tooth with a dental implant and an implant crown should allow you to live your life as if you had never suffered from a missing tooth. When your treatment is complete, you should be able to chew, speak, and socialize without experiencing the negative emotions that having a missing tooth can sometimes cause.
Also, a dental implant and implant crown will help minimize the amount of bone that will be lost in the area of the missing tooth. Preserving oral bone may help maintain your remaining natural teeth and natural facial contours. Replacing your missing tooth may reduce the risk of having poorer nutritional habits often found in patients who do not replace missing teeth.
An implant-retained fixed denture is a lifelike set of false teeth — complete with prosthetic gum tissue — that stays in your mouth all the time.
Request an appointment to determine if you are a candidate for fixed hybrid dentures, also known as 'All-on-4' dentures.
Implant-supported dentures are dentures that are attached to dental implants (titanium fixtures attached directly to the jaw bone), which provide a more secure fit. In addition to increasing the stability of the denture, properly healed implants can help reduce further bone loss.
Dr. Alexander and Dr. Song will determine whether you are a candidate for dental implants and which type of denture is right for you.