Dental Implants for Single and Multiple Tooth Replacements
Updated: Oct 20, 2021
Do you have a missing tooth due to gum disease or decay? Are you missing several teeth as a result of an injury? Do you want to fill the gaps in your smile? Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of Phoenix offers several dental implant solutions for patients seeking single or multiple tooth replacement. Whether you’re missing one tooth, several teeth, or all of your teeth, we’re here to help. Our dental implants can restore your brilliant smile!
Dental Implants for Single Tooth Replacement
If you need only one tooth replaced, a dental implant supported crown is your best option. An implant and its corresponding crown actually replaces your entire tooth, including the root, and is supported by your jawbone. The alternative to a single implant is a tooth bridge. Tooth bridges are supported by the neighboring teeth and require each neighbor to receive a new crown resulting in unnecessary damage to the neighboring teeth. This is why a single implant is now considered the standard of care in implant dentistry.
Dental implant supported crowns will prevent bone loss, maintain your oral structure, and your single tooth replacement will feel and function very similarly to your natural teeth. The dental implant supported crowns also blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth, so no one will be able to tell that you have a single tooth replacement.
Dental Implants for Multiple Tooth Replacements
If you’ve lost multiple teeth or even all of your teeth, you may be an ideal candidate for All-On-4 Dental Implants, also known as “Teeth in a Day.” All-On-4 implants provide a more stable, more secure, hassle-free alternative to traditional dentures.
All-On-4 dental implants allow you to get a full new set of teeth without undergoing multiple replacement surgeries and procedures. The entire procedure can be completed during one appointment with the use of anesthesia.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
The dental implant itself is a small titanium screw that is placed into the jawbone to act as your new tooth root. Because the screw rests beneath the gum tissue, it won’t be visible. An abutment will connect the titanium implant with a crown, which is the only portion of the tooth that you will see.
In order to place an implant successfully, the screw must be inserted into a solid bone. If the surrounding bone has been damaged by infection (which dissolves bone) or trauma (which breaks bone) bone grafting may be required.
Dental implant treatment requires teamwork between a dentist and a surgeon. Typically, a surgeon will place the implant in the appropriate position, ensure you have enough bone to support the implant, and ensure that the implant has healed. Then a dentist will be able to complete the process through fabrication of the abutment and crown.
Dental Implants and All-On-4 Implants in Scottsdale
Dr. Nicolas Bebeau is highly experienced in performing dental implant procedures and will work with you to create a customized treatment plan that meets your needs. Dr. Bebeau has performed hundreds of All-on-4 dental implant procedures for patients in Scottsdale and Phoenix. If you’re ready to transform your smile, contact our office to schedule a consultation today!