A missing tooth here and there may not seem like a huge deal at first, but the implications that exist behind missing teeth are more serious than you’d initially believe. Thankfully, Dr. Johnson is prepared to place dental implants and restore your smile from the root to the crown, all in one dental office! It doesn’t matter if you’re missing one tooth or an entire arch, you can benefit from the versatility dental implants have to offer.
Dental implants stand out when it comes to tooth replacement because they are the only treatment that replaces the root of teeth and the crown, while other options only address the crown portion. The implant is a titanium post that integrates with existing bone tissue, allowing basic functions to be fully restored. This includes chewing with the fullest biting force possible without worrying about your tooth becoming loose or falling out in the process.
Furthermore, dental implants have been clinically proven to last the longest when compared to other replacement options, including bridges and dentures. This is largely because implants form an incredibly strong bond with your existing bone and soft tissue, ensuring longevity and durability. On average, they last between 25 years and a lifetime as long as you practice daily oral care and commit to routine dental appointments. The same cannot be said for bridges and dentures, making implants a unique long-term investment.
The many restorative benefits of dental implants aren’t the only promise you can expect. Their versatility is unmatched in the world of tooth replacement. Learn how you can restore your smile, regardless of the number of teeth you may be missing!
A single tooth is replaced via one titanium post and one porcelain crown. An abutment attaches the restoration to the implant and provides long-term stability. Our dental office uses porcelain because of its incredibly natural characteristics.
If you have consecutive missing teeth, an implant-retained bridge can easily fill the gap in your smile. Instead of relying on natural teeth to anchor the restoration, two implants hold the bridge, one on either end with pontics sitting in between them. This option is ideal if you don’t want to remove existing tooth structure.
Are you missing most or all of your teeth in a single arch? Full and partial dentures can not only be held in place via dental implants, but they can be customized to be removable or fixed depending on your preference. Even better, you don’t need an implant dedicated to each tooth you intend on replacing, helping you cut down on costs.
Dr. Phillip Johnson is trained to place and restore dental implants, meaning you do not need to visit an oral surgeon offsite for the placement portion of your treatment. Overall, this means each stage of your implant treatment, which includes the placement, healing and restoration phases, all occur with the same doctor. By choosing a dental office that provides start-to-finish implant treatment, you spend less time traveling between dental offices and speaking with multiple doctors.
While dental implants can be expensive, your treatment costs will likely differ from other patients. The planning and restoration stages of treatment are highly customizable; placing one implant is going to cost less than placing several throughout the jaw and a single implant-retained crown will cost less than a 3-unit bridge or implant-retained denture. Furthermore, those who do not need preparatory treatments like bone grafts, periodontal therapy, or sinus lifts save more money on treatment overall.
It’s important to acknowledge that dental implants are a long-term investment. Additionally, they are considered to be the most cost-effective because of their longevity, which does not exist in the same way as traditional bridges or dentures.