When areas of your smile are missing due to tooth loss, it can be worrisome and disheartening. Wondering if and how you’ll fix it and whether you’ll be able to achieve a natural smile again can leave you feeling stressed. Fortunately, at Goodman Dental Care, our team of professionals is equipped and ready to bridge the gap and create a beautiful smile that you can be proud of. If you’re ready to learn more about dental implants and if you’re a candidate for treatment, contact our office today!
Having two consecutive missing teeth doesn’t have to mean the end of the world. With dental implants, Dr. Gary or Dr. Jeremy Goodman can use a single titanium implant to recreate your smile. How? It’s actually quite easy. By surgically placing the implant into your jawbone, a custom-made restoration will be created by fusing two dental crowns together. One will sit on top of your implant while the other will sit on top of your gums.
If three or more teeth are missing, it will be necessary to use two implants to create a stable and functional smile. This is also known as an implant-retained bridge. Placing two titanium posts in the outer sockets, this will create a solid foundation for your restoration, which will be three dental crowns fused together much like a traditional bridge. The only difference is that instead of altering natural, healthy teeth to use as anchors, the implants themselves will hold the bridge in place.
If you think a partial denture is the only way to achieve a full, complete smile, guess again. Your dentist in Annapolis can use various implants throughout your arch to ensure a secure foundation for your partial. Depending on the status of your jawbone and how many posts are necessary, we will surgically place the proper number of implants before putting your partial, which will act much like a puzzle piece but more secure and stable.