Loss of a front tooth can be a traumatizing experience. Recent advances in dental technology have allowed dentists to restore these missing teeth while leaving adjacent teeth untouched, and allowing the patient to look and feel as if the tooth was never lost. Dental implants used in the front of the mouth are of a narrow diameter and are surgically placed into the patient’s bone where the tooth was lost. The dentist uses custom attachments and a lab fabricated porcelain crown to replace the missing tooth and restore the patient to optimum esthetics.
Back teeth are usually the first to decay and, sometimes, the first permanent teeth a patient will lose. This can be due to many reasons including a cavity that has grown into a large, untreatable infection or a failing root canal. With the latest advent in dental technology, these teeth are now able to be restored without touching the adjacent teeth. A dental implant can be surgically placed into the bone where the tooth was lost. A dentist then uses custom attachments and a lab-fabricated crown to restore the patient to optimum esthetics and function.
After the loss of several teeth, many patients require upper and lower dentures to restore the dentition. One of the biggest complaints for these patients is the movement or instability of the denture, especially the lower one. New technology offers a solution to this problem. By placing several dental implants in the jaw with custom attachments in the existing denture, it is possible to conveniently snap it into place providing a secure, sound restorative option for denture wearers.