Here at Assure a Smile, dental implants are quickly becoming the most popular treatment for missing teeth. This is for a good reason, as implants are the only treatment for missing teeth that can provide comfort and stability on the same level as natural teeth. However, it seems like many people are still unaware of dental implants and all that they can offer. For this reason, we have long worked to find the best possible way to let Miami, FL area patients know about this revolutionary treatment. After much debate, we decided to use this blog to speak directly to you about many different aspects of implant dentistry, as well as general dentistry. To start things off, Dr. Ted Herrmann is blogging today to speak about some variations of implant treatment our practice offers.
At our practice, we provide a variety of different treatments using dental implants. Some of the treatments we offer include:
For many patients, their oral health problems are the consequence of a single missing tooth. Fortunately, we can perform a single tooth restoration to fill the gap left behind in their smile. With this procedure, a single implant fixture is placed in the empty space left behind by your missing tooth. As it heals, a process called osseointegration works to fuse your implant fixture to your jawbone, allowing it to perfectly replicate the feel and function of your missing tooth root. Once this process is complete, an abutment and crown are attached to the fixture, completing the restoration.
Some patients are missing more than one tooth, resulting in multiple gaps spread across their mouth. These patients can choose to restore each missing tooth with its own implant fixture and restoration. However, if you have multiple missing teeth that border each other, you may be better off restoring those teeth with an implant supported dental bridge. For this procedure, at least two implants are placed, supporting the ends of the bridge, and possibly the middle of the bridge depending on how many teeth you are missing. Once these fixtures have properly undergone osseointegration, an abutment will be attached to each implant fixture and the bridge connected, completing the restoration.
Much like patients suffering from multiple missing teeth, patients who are missing a full arch of teeth may be better off not pursuing single tooth restorations for each and every missing tooth. Instead, they may wish to consider an implant supported overdenture. For this procedure, four to six implant fixtures are placed along the arch. Once they have healed, an abutment will be attached to each fixture and the overdenture connected, completing the restoration.
As you can see, it doesn’t matter how many teeth you might be missing because dental implants have a restoration that can reverse your condition. If you would like to learn more about the different implant treatments we offer at our practice, contact us and schedule a no-obligation consultation with holistic dentist Dr. Ted Herrmann today. We look forward to helping you restore your beautiful smile today.
Dr. Theodore Herrmann
9220 SW 72nd Street, Suite 205
Monday: 8AM – 5PM
Tuesday: 7AM – 5PM
Wednesday: 7AM – 5PM
Thursday: 7AM – 3PM