When you suffer from the loss of a single tooth or struggle with more advanced cases of tooth loss, you don’t have to rely on traditional bridges and removable dentures. Instead, dental implants could be used to secure tooth replacement with a 95% success rate over 20 years! Our Savannah, GA, periodontal practice can offer long-lasting and lifelike dental implants.
What Makes Dental Implants Different?
Dental implants are not held in place with crowns attached to other teeth, or with suction or metal clasps. Instead, small screw-like posts made from biocompatible titanium are surgically inserted into the jaw. The body accepts them as natural root structure and allows them to bond with the jaw through osseointegration, so they prevent the breakdown in the jaw that usually accompanies tooth loss. Our team can use them to replace the need for a traditional bridge, or to support a prosthetic like a bridge or even a denture that doesn’t need to be replaced every few years.
First, they don’t need to be removed for cleaning or soaking, and instead remain in your smile like natural teeth. Since they prevent changes to the jaw ridge shape, they can last for decades to come in many cases. In addition, while a bridge is initially cheaper, the need to replace them every 5 to 20 years means you spend more money in the long run for a prosthetic that doesn’t offer the same strength and durability as dental implants. They’re easy to clean and maintain as well.
Treating Minor and Severe Tooth Loss
Our team uses implant material from well-known companies like Brånemark®, NobelPerfect™, and NobelDirect™. Our team can address a single missing tooth or address large gaps in your smile, even total tooth loss. For an individual replacement option, we will insert a single post into the jaw and then attach an abutment to secure the restoration, a custom-made dental crown that restores your ability to smile with confidence and eat your favorite foods again. If you have more severe tooth loss, we can offer a full arch replacement, securing a set of dentures with implants to ensure you can smile with confidence and protect the strength of your jaw and preserve your facial structure too.
If you have any questions about our approach to implant dentistry, or if you have gaps in your smile that you’re ready to address, then contact our office today. We look forward to helping our patients enjoy a complete smile, with lifelike results and optimal function.
Talk To Your Savannah, GA Periodontist About Implant Dentistry
Dental implants offer durable, safe, and long-lasting solutions for minor and extensive tooth loss. Whether you’ve lost one tooth or need a full arch replacement, we can help you. If you would like to find out more, call our Savannah, GA periodontal office at (912) 352-4867.