For the longest time, dental bridges and dentures have been the go to treatments for missing teeth. This is because these treatments offer restorations that are quick and affordable. However, they are also known for being uncomfortable and unreliable. It is for these reasons, among others, that more and more patients are choosing dental implants for their restoration treatment. For every treatment that uses a dental bridge or a denture, there is a treatment using dental implants that surpasses it. Today, Dr. Marc J. Beshar is blogging from Manhattan, NYC to talk about some of the treatments we offer using dental implants.
A Treatment that Fits Your Needs
No matter how many teeth you might be missing, we are capable of restoring them with dental implants. Listed below are just three of the types of implant treatments we offer at our practice:
Single Tooth Restorations
For our patients who are suffering from a single missing tooth, it is possible for us to perform a single tooth restoration for them. For this method, a single implant fixture is placed during the implant procedure. While recovering, a process called osseointegration allows the fixture to be accepted by your jawbone and gums as a natural piece of your oral anatomy. Once healed, an abutment is attached to the implant fixture and the replacement tooth connected, completing the restoration.
Multiple Teeth Restorations
If you are suffering from multiple missing teeth, it is possible for us to perform a single tooth restoration for each missing tooth. However, if you are suffering from multiple missing teeth that are lined up on the same arch, an implant supported dental bridge may be a better treatment option. For this method, at least two implant fixtures are placed, one for the first missing tooth in the row and one for the last missing tooth in the row. Once healed, an abutment is attached to both and the dental bridge connected, completing the restoration.
Full Arch Restorations
If you are suffering from a full arch of missing teeth, it is still possible for us to perform a single tooth restoration for each and every tooth. However, this can be quite expensive, and an implant supported overdenture may be a better treatment option for your needs. For this method, four to six implant fixtures are placed along the arch. Once they have healed, an abutment is attached to each fixture and the overdenture connected at each point, completing the restoration.
Schedule a Dental Implants Consultation in Manhattan
Dental implants provide a treatment that is not only comfortable and reliable, but is also versatile enough to be used in combination with other teeth restoration treatments. By using dental implants to support dental bridges and dentures, we are able to provide our patients with more choices in how they go about their treatment. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of dental implants, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a no-obligation consultation with dental implant provider, Dr. Marc J. Beshar, today. We look forward to helping you restore your smile soon!