As prosthodontists, we here at Dental Prosthodontics of Rochester, are happy to offer implant-supported prostheses. We believe that dental implants are the ideal solution when it comes to tooth loss.
If you are missing a single tooth, an implant-supported crown may be the best solution. An implant-supported crown usually consists of three components: the implant post, and abutment (support structure), and the restoration. We may recommend an implant-supported crown in place of more traditional options, such as a conventional bridge or partial denture.
If you are missing multiple teeth, multiple implants can be used to support a larger restoration, such as a partial or complete fixed bridge. The type of restoration you receive depends on the number of missing teeth and their location. A multiple teeth restoration will improve your ability to properly chew and speak, as well as the aesthetics of your smile.
A partial fixed bridge is an excellent alternative to a traditional bridge or a partial denture. The bridge consists of a series of pontics, or false teeth, that are supported by dental implants. Typically, we place an implant for each missing tooth. If this is not possible, we may suspend a pontic between two implant posts.
A complete fixed bridge is used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. Before your surgery, we may need to extract any remaining, problematic teeth. Most complete fixed bridges require a minimum of six to eight implants per arch.
An overdenture is another full-arch restoration that can be supported by dental implants. An overdenture consists of prosthetic teeth that are set in an acrylic, flesh-colored base that rests on the gums. An implant-supported overdenture is a great alternative to traditional dentures or even implant-retained dentures.
Full arch dental implant treatment is one of - if not the - most innovative breakthroughs in dentistry in the last few decades. As restorative and cosmetic dental services continue to gain popularity and the demand for newer and more effective treatment methods increase, more and more research is being done on ways to maximize not only the effectiveness and appearance of tooth replacement systems but also the ease and convenience with which they are implemented.
An implant restoration is any restoration supported by dental implants. Thanks to technological advancements, implants can now be used to support a dental crown, a fixed partial bridge, and full-arch appliances.
Some patients have oral health problems throughout their mouths that require multiple treatments and procedures. If your smile needs a complete overhaul, you may qualify for a full mouth reconstruction, where the procedures you need are dictated by the number of missing or damaged teeth, and the severity of the issues.
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