What is implant dentistry?
According to the Association of Periodontology (AAP), “a dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.”
Implant dentistry is the area of dentistry that involves dental implants. And if you’re like a lot of Americans, you’ll lose at least one tooth in your lifetime. So what do you do when you have missing teeth? You could get a dental bridge or partial dentures, but they aren’t very natural-looking or long-lasting. Implants look and function as if they were your own original teeth and are permanent, secure just like your natural teeth.
At Abbey Dental we know that many of our patients are concerned about the cost of dental implants. Please don’t let that prevent you from considering this natural-looking, comfortable and permanent solution to damaged, diseased or missing teeth.
Implant dentistry can address everything from one missing tooth to missing all your teeth. Here is a breakdown of each type:
- All teeth – There are multiple implant options available for people missing all of their teeth. You can get a form of an extended bridge, multiple implants and bridges or snap-on dentures, which replaces all of your teeth using secure dental implants.
- One tooth – The simplest form of implant dentistry, this replaces one tooth via a dental implant (called an abutment) and a custom-made, natural-looking crown.
- Multiple teeth – If you have multiple missing teeth that are next to each other, you’ll usually receive a fixed bridge that’s supported with two dental implants. This ensures a proper fit while maintaining jaw stimulation.
At Abbey Dental Las Vegas we can find the appropriate healthy solutions for you. At Abbey Dental we love to see our patients smile!
If you’d like to know more about dental implant dentistry, schedule an appointment with Abbey Dental today.
Our friendly staff will be pleased to explain a wide range of affordable financial options to fit your budget.