Teeth Replacements Are Better With Dental Implants
Without a doubt, you’ve heard some version of the song “All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth.” It’s a cute song, especially when sung by children.
We’ve met adults who would like the same thing — and many of them were looking to replace more than just their front teeth. Thankfully, we can help with that very problem at our Snellville, GA dentist office.
Drs. Ashish Vakharia and Amit Patel have a variety of services that can restore your smile and can allow you to eat like you would if you still had all your natural teeth.
If you need to replace one, two, four, or all your teeth, we have solutions for you. But first, you need to call (770) 676-1122 or contact us online. Set up a consultation at Parkway Dental to learn which of our teeth replacement options will work best for you.
Start With A Solid Foundation
We want your replacement teeth to look, feel, and function as much like natural teeth as possible. To do that, you need to start with a solid foundation. That means replacing the roots of your lost teeth.
The best way to do that is with a dental implant or implants, depending on how many of your teeth need to be replaced. Modern dental implants were developed in the 1960s. Since then, what are called root-form implants have become the standard in restorative dentistry.
When placed in your jaw, your bone bonds to the implants as if they were natural roots. This bond makes your implants secure and stable, and that makes your teeth replacements stronger. They are so secure that implants can last the rest of your life (with proper care).
Just as the implants have become better over time, you also have the option of getting a new kind of implant as well. Mini implants have made it possible for more people to enjoy the benefits of dental implants than ever before.
When you lose teeth, your jawbone begins to shrink. This is directly related to the fact that you no longer have roots.
Implants can prevent further bone loss, but if you wait too long to get them, then you might not have enough bone remaining to support your implants. The old way of dealing with that was a procedure called a bone graft, which amounted to a bone tissue transplant. This made teeth replacements more expensive, and it meant you had to recover before your implants could be placed.
With mini implants, we can often place them without the need for bone graft. That means you won’t have to wait as long to enjoy the benefits of implant-supported replacement teeth. This includes having a natural smile and being able to eat whatever you want.
Capping Your Teeth Replacements
Once the foundation for your teeth replacements is set, you can get the replacement for the natural crowns of your lost teeth. The crown is the part of your teeth that people see when you smile. It’s also the part of your teeth you use to bite and chew your food.
If you need to replace all your teeth or a whole arch of teeth, then implant-supported dentures are your best option. By carefully placing a series of implants in your jaw, you can restore 90 percent (or more) of your bite force. This is why you will be able to eat anything you want — including a delicious Christmas turkey or ham, roasted chestnuts, or peanut brittle.
If you need to replace a few teeth, an implant-supported dental bridge would be a great way to fill the empty space in your smile. Your implants will make your bridge stable and secure, and it could help prevent additional tooth loss as you get older.
And if you are missing just one tooth, you used to have to get a traditional dental bridge to close the gap. That involved grinding down nearby teeth to support your bridge.
By getting a dental implant, you can place a crown on it without touching your other teeth. That gives you a complete tooth replacement. It provides support for your remaining teeth, which again can help prevent further tooth loss.
Let Us Help With Your Teeth Replacements
No matter how many teeth you need to replace, our team at Parkway Dental is ready, willing, and able to help restore more than just your smile.