Using dental implants and restorations to correct smile function and beauty!
Dental implants are a popular tooth replacement option. They bond with the natural jawbone to function just like a tooth root once did, and they can be restored with many different types of restorations and prosthetics. If you need to replace missing teeth and are considering dental implants, continue reading to see if their versatility meets your needs and expectations. Drs. Chris and Robin Post of Centre Place Dental in Lincoln, Nebraska, are proud to offer a variety of ways to enhance the smile.
In what ways can dental implants be restored?
There are different types of dental prostheses that can be used to replace missing teeth alongside dental implants. Dental implants may be restored over the abutment with the following appliances:
- Dental crown. The most common method of replacing missing teeth using dental implants is with a dental crown. The dental implant abutment is covered with a full dental crown, just like the one placed over broken or damaged teeth. The crown acts as the false tooth, using the dental implant as the foundation. Dental crowns are long-lasting and, with proper care, can last several years in place over the implant.
- Dental bridges. Patients considering dental bridges to replace one or more teeth in a row need to have adjacent teeth for the dental bridges to use as foundational support. Without it, other options might need to be evaluated. Patients who need support on one or both sides of the bridge may want to use dental implants to act in place of the adjacent teeth.
- Dentures. The most desirable way of replacing all the missing teeth in the smile is with implant-supported or implant-retained dentures. Several dental implants are placed along the gum line during oral surgery. Then, once these implants have fused with the jawbone, a customized denture is made that snaps into place with the implants for optimum support and functionality. The final result is a conservative denture that looks natural and functions properly without using natural suction or adhesive.
What teeth reconstruction and replacement method is right for me?
If you reside in the Lincoln, NE, area and are interested in learning how dental implant restorations can be used to restore your smile’s function, health, and beauty, call Drs. Chris and Robin Post of Centre Place Dental to discuss your needs. We are located at 144 North 44th Street, Suite F, and can be reached to request an appointment by calling (402) 799-4977.