Dental implant-secured prosthetics can replace multiple missing teeth to restore optimal oral health, function, and appearance. While single implants replace one tooth with one implant, a few implants can stabilize a bridge, partial, or denture.
If you need a bridge, but hesitate because healthy teeth would be altered to secure the bridge, or if you’re tired of loose dentures slipping, it’s time to learn more about implant-retained prosthetics.
What are Implant-Supported Prosthetics?
A prosthetic is a manmade replacement, so dental prosthetics are manmade replacement teeth. Traditionally, dental prosthetics include bridges, partials, and dentures.
- Bridges replace one tooth or a few teeth in a row
- Dentures replace all teeth on the upper and/or lower arch
- Partial dentures, commonly called partials, replace multiple teeth across the upper and/or lower arch, fitting between natural teeth like a puzzle piece
Dr. Murray-Curtis will examine your oral health, discuss your preferences and concerns, and then explain which type of implant-secured prosthetic would be ideal for you. He’ll let you know how to prepare for your implant procedure, what to expect during and after treatment, and how to care for your new dental implants. As your general and implant dentist, Dr. Murray-Curtis and his expertise will be with you every step of the way.
What are the Benefits of Implant-Secured Replacement Teeth?
- Comfortable biting and chewing, for improved nutrition and enjoyment of meals
- A beautiful, complete, natural looking smile
- The ability to speak clearly and articulately
- Securing multiple replacement teeth without slippage, adhesive, or altering healthy teeth
- Easy daily care
- Removable or permanent dentures option
- An instant boost in self-esteem
Will I Make a Good Implant Candidate?
The best candidates for dental implants are healthy patients who are missing one or more natural teeth. However, poor oral health can be corrected. Gum disease and poor jawbone density are two treatable issues that Dr. Murray-Curtis can address. Once your oral health is restored and your bone regains strength, you may be fit for implant surgery. Dr. Murray-Curtis wants your implants to last throughout your life, so he’ll work with you to restore optimal oral health and create the best circumstances for implant placement. Silk Dental Care also offers single-tooth replacement, as well as implant-sustained prostheses (bridges, partials, full dentures).