Dental Implants: Which Teeth Can They Replace?

Dental Implants: Which Teeth Can They Replace?

September 19, 2018

Dental implants can be used to replace any missing tooth. From a single tooth in front to two or three at the back, to an entire arc of teeth top or bottom, dental implants can replace any teeth to give you a natural-looking smile. Dental technology has come a long way in the last 50 years, and you would be impressed to learn about dental implants and replacement teeth.

How Do I Know If Implants Are Right for Me?

Dental implants can significantly enhance your smile and also keep your existing teeth from moving out of position.

Dental implants can replace any missing tooth or teeth. While each implant can be fitted and anchored independently to your jawbone, multiple tooth replacement have the option of being pinned separately or through a bridge anchored to the jawbone with 2 or 3 roots. Your dentist takes the final decision on the best choice for your particular tooth replacement needs.

How does Implant Dentistry Work?

Over the years, people have been using various materials as tooth replacement. However, the field of implant dentistry is a relatively new subset of dental science. It is based on the discovery that bone naturally bonds to titanium and this has made titanium the best material for making implants. The root that anchors the artificial teeth to the jawbone is made of titanium or an alloy so that the bone will fuse with it. Known as osseointegration, this process helps to make your artificial teeth stable and sturdy. Additionally, the bones in your jaw will continue to grow normally because the titanium tooth root, just like natural tooth roots, stimulates tissue growth when you chew.

With a dental implant, your entire tooth and not just the visible biting part is replaced. This gives you permanent, natural-looking teeth that won’t wobble and feel loose in your mouth. You will feel no discomfort, and your confidence in your smile will be restored.

If you have any questions regarding dental implants and replacement teeth, please feel free to give us a call or set up an appointment with us online today! We are eagerly waiting for your contact.