Dental implants are a great aesthetic solution if you have missing teeth or loose-fitting dentures. They will help you live your life as if you never lost a tooth or wore dentures because dental implants allow you to eat, talk and socialize like you are accustomed to. Along with aesthetic and daily lifestyle benefits, dental implants also reduce or eliminate the bone loss in the area of your missing teeth. By replacing the “hole” with an implant, you will be able to maintain the health of your remaining teeth and your natural face shape.
All dental implants consist of anchors attached securely in your mouth by titanium screws inserted into the bone. The bone grows around the screw and secures the artificial tooth or dentures that are attached.
Dr. Fischer restores many different types of dental implants, including:
Single Tooth Replacement
A single tooth replacement is used to replace the root of one missing tooth, and the artificial tooth restores the natural look of your smile.
A partial prosthesis, an alternative to a bridge, is used to replace two or more adjacent missing teeth. For each missing tooth, an implant is placed for support in place of the missing tooth’s root.
Complete Denture Prosthesis
Instead of wearing dentures, you can choose to have a complete denture prosthesis. A complete denture prosthesis is used to replace all the teeth on you upper jaw, lower jaw or both. There are two options you may choose from: removable complete denture prosthesis or fixed complete denture prosthesis.
- A removable complete denture prosthesis attaches the artificial teeth to the implants with a connecting device, such as a bar or clip. This device allows you to take out your prosthesis to clean it. Usually a removable prosthesis uses four to six implants per jaw.
- A fixed complete denture prosthesis consists of all the artificial teeth attached to a frame. This frame is them permanently connected to the implants. Five or more implants are placed in each jaw when using a fixed prosthesis. Typically, these prosthesis’s are more stable than removable prosthesis’s and are better for chewing.
To see if you are a candidate for dental implants, please call our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Fischer.