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Types of Dental Implants?

By Frechtman Family Dental of Edison
January 19, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

If you have missing teeth, dental implants can drastically change your smile. While the only option used to be dentures or dental bridges, dental implantsimplants are the result of great strides in modern dentistry and are the most permanent and effective form of tooth replacement. Learn more about dental implants with Frechtman Family Dental in Edison, NJ.

The Types of Dental Implants

  • Implant-Supported Dentures: Implant-supported dentures use a full arch of dentures to replace your missing teeth. However, rather than using suction or gravity to stay in place, permanent metal dental implants hold them in your mouth. The denture simply clicks into the implants, which provide a sturdy and stable foundation. Implant-supported dentures can be either permanent and non-removable or removable.
  • Single Tooth Replacing Implants: Replacing a single tooth requires only one implant. The implant permanently holds a porcelain prosthetic tooth in place.
  • Multiple Tooth Replacing Implants: Replacing multiple teeth requires the help of a porcelain dental bridge. Two implants on either side of the gap in question holds the bridge in place. This method allows your surrounding healthy natural teeth to remain intact and does not require their support to hold the bridge in place.

Dental Implants in Edison
Dental implants grow into the jawbone beneath your gums. Due to their unique placement, implants require that patients have minimal bone atrophy. Atrophy is the degradation of the bone due to lack of stimulation. When a patient has significant bone atrophy, they may require a bone graft to rebuild the bone before placing dental implants. Additionally, patients should be in good general and dental health and able to undergo general anesthesia if necessary. Your dentist can help you determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants at an in-office consultation.

For more information on dental implants, please contact Dr. Saul Frechtman and Dr. David Frechtmanat at Frechtman Family Dental in Edison, NJ. Call (732) 548-8600 to schedule your appointment with your dentist today!