Dental IMPLANTS FOR PARTIALLY EDENTULOUS PATIENTS
Single tooth implants
- Single-tooth implants can be used in people who are missing one or more teeth.
- An implant is surgically placed in an opening made in the jawbone.
- After the implant integrates attaches to your bone, it acts as a new "root" for the crown that will replace your missing tooth.
- A crown (cap), which is made to look like a natural tooth, is attached to the implant and fills the space left in the mouth by the missing tooth.
- For this procedure to work, there must be enough bone in the jaw. The bone has to be strong enough to hold and support the implant.
IMPLANT SUPPORTED BRIDGE
- An implant-supported bridge is used when more than one tooth is missing.
- An implant-supported bridge reduces the pressure on the individual implants in the bone, and spreads it across the entire bridge.
- If the implants will be placed next to natural teeth, the natural teeth and surrounding gums must be in good health
- If you don't have enough bone to place and support the dental implants, the supporting bone can be built up using bone augmentation or grafting before the actual implant procedure begins.