Smithfield Dental Implants
If you’re missing teeth – whether one or many – let our Smithfield dental team restore your smile with dental implants, the preferred tooth replacement treatment.
What Are Dental Implants?
Restoring your smile sounds great, but maybe you’re left wondering what dental implants are, exactly. Dental implants are small titanium posts that we insert into your jaw in place of missing teeth. The titanium is biocompatible, which means the post fuses with the jawbone over the course of a couple of months, giving you a strong, secure replacement for the tooth root.
Once the implant has fused with your bone, you’ll come back to our office and our team will fit you for a restoration to cover the implant. Your restoration can be a dental crown (for single-tooth replacements), a dental bridge (for replacing a couple of teeth in a row), or an implant-supported denture. Our Smithfield dental care team will work with you to decide which restoration is right for you.
Benefits of Dental ImplantsDentists and patients alike are turning to dental implants increasingly over other tooth replacement methods like bridges or dentures. Why is that? Implants offer our patients numerous benefits over less permanent restoration methods like bridges or traditional dentures.
- Long-lasting when properly cared for
- Strong and secure, so you can eat whatever you like without fear
- Look, feel, and function like natural teeth
Single-Tooth Dental Implants
Single-tooth dental implants are an efficient way to replace a missing tooth without compromising the surrounding teeth. This treatment is performed in a series of steps. First, an implant is placed and fused with your jawbone. After recovery, an extension is connected and your tooth replacement will be attached. Dental implants provide improved comfort and longevity.
If you’re suffering from one or more missing teeth, overdentures may be a treatment option for you. Overdentures offer improved stability and functionality as they are anchored by two or more implants rather than denture adhesives. The implants are fused with your jawbone and your dentures are connected to the implants. The fusion of the implants to the jawbone helps retain facial structure and decrease bone loss. Overdentures are a popular choice of restorative treatment as they fit more securely and allow you to carry out daily tasks, such as eating, drinking, and speaking, more efficiently.
All-on-4® Dental Implants
For those who need a full row of teeth replaced, All-on-4 implants are an effective option. These implants are non-removable and provide a full row of replacement teeth while only connecting to four implants. With this treatment, you don’t have to worry about removing your dentures or using adhesives. Additionally, All-on-4 implants have a natural feel and many people won’t be able to spot the difference between your real teeth and the replacements.
Implant-Supported DenturesPatients missing most or all of an arch may benefit from implant-supported dentures. Unlike traditional dentures that use messy adhesives to stay in place, implant-supported dentures click into place on top of mini implants. These mini implants, just like traditional implants, are placed into the jaw and allowed to fuse with the bone, so you have a secure base for your dentures to rest on.
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