Your smile is one of your most essential features. Not only does a healthy smile look attractive, but it also allows you to speak clearly and eat properly. Losing a tooth impacts your smile’s appearance and how well it can function. Gaps from missing teeth can also lead to infections which can spread throughout your body.
Thankfully, you can replace missing teeth using a variety of dental solutions. And among those solutions, the very best option is dental implants. At Gateway Oral Health Center, Dr. Bryce Eagar has spent time training in implant dentistry and can fix your smile with strong, safe, and reliable implants.
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is an innovative solution that effectively replaces a missing tooth root with a small, titanium or ceramic, post. This advanced procedure involves attaching a connector, or abutment, to the top of the implant, seamlessly linking it with the prosthetic tooth. A customized crown is meticulously crafted to ensure a perfect match with your existing teeth, ultimately completing the dental implant process with a natural and aesthetically pleasing result.
The Types of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer a remarkable advantage with their versatility in replacing missing teeth, making them a highly sought-after restoration. The use of dental implants in restoring smiles is diverse and impressive. Here are some examples:
Single Tooth Implant
Dental implants are mainly used to replace individual teeth. After placement in the gap, a dental crown is fitted atop the implant to complete the restoration.
Full Mouth Implants
If you need to replace all the teeth in your dental arch, full-mouth dental implants could be an excellent option for you to consider. The procedure involves placing multiple implants throughout the arch and creating a custom denture that snaps securely into place. This implant-retained denture provides a worry-free solution enabling you to enjoy your favorite foods without concerns about dentures falling loose or out.
Enough jawbone is crucial for patients to be eligible for dental implants as it provides the foundation for the implant’s placement. But mini dental implants could be viable for those lacking sufficient bone. These smaller implants can be placed without bone grafting, making them a potential solution for patients with less jawbone density.
Patients considering dental bridges need to have adjacent teeth for the bridge to be placed. If one or both sides are missing teeth, a dental implant can be used instead to retain the dental bridge. This may require only one implant to replace several teeth in a row if a tooth is on the other side of the gap.
Constructing Your Best Smile
At Gateway Oral Health Center in St. George, Dr. Bryce Eagar is a skilled restorative dentist who provides the best solutions for missing teeth. Among these solutions, dental implants are the most highly effective. You can walk away with a stronger, healthier smile. Don’t let missing teeth ruin your beautiful smile. Call us at (435) 656-0255 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Eagar. Our office address is 720 S River Rd Suite B-210, St. George, Utah.