Do you have one or more missing teeth?
Does your partial or full denture slip out of place?
Want a more permanent solution to replace missing teeth?
If you answered Yes to any of these questions, you may be a candidate for a dental implant restoration. Implant supported restorations can truly be life changing for patients who are missing teeth or suffering with the unpleasant effects of missing teeth.
Peace Haven Family Dentistry provides dental implant restorations for patients in the Winston-Salem area and in surrounding North Carolina communities. Our dentists are ready to assess your dental health and help determine the right treatment course for you.
Many of our patients prefer a more permanent, aesthetic restoration over a traditional, tooth-supported dental bridge, crown or denture. A traditional denture can slip or move when in position. Implant restorations are stronger, more durable, and can last many years. So they easily fit in with your busy lifestyle!
What is a Dental Implant Restoration?
A dental implant is a small titanium post that replaces the root of a missing or damaged tooth. Your Peace Haven dentist will anchor the implant into the jawbone. After the gum has healed and the titanium post integrates with the jawbone, we’ll place a dental crown, bridge or denture on the implant(s) depending on your specific situation.
And with proper dental care, your dental implant restoration can last many years. Many of our patients have chosen a dental implant as their preferred treatment for a missing or damaged tooth or teeth. The result…Your new tooth will look and feel natural! Your dental implant won’t slip or shift! And you’ll be smiling big again!
Dental Implant Restorations for Crowns
A dental implant restoration for a crown may be necessary for a single tooth or for more than one tooth. This is typically indicated when a patient is missing one or two teeth and does not want to prepare the adjacent teeth for a traditional bridge. This is generally the most ideal way to replace one missing tooth because it is not connected to your adjacent teeth. In addition, you can brush and floss the implant as you would your natural teeth. Each new tooth is designed to blend in with the natural look of your original teeth. And it may not need to be replaced for years!
Dental Implant Supported Bridges
Dental implants can also be used to support a bridge. This bridge is used to replace two or more side-by-side missing teeth. In this case, we’ll create several implant supported crowns to affix to a permanent bridge.
Your new dental implant bridge is affixed in place just like your natural teeth. So there’s no need to remove them. And you can continue to eat, drink, and brush as normal.
Dental Implant Supported Full or Partial Dentures
A denture that is supported or retained by dental implants is called an overdenture. An overdenture rests on your gums and is retained by implants placed into your jaw. The overdenture, which is removable, is secured to your implants through retentive attachments incorporated into the denture. This can be especially helpful in anchoring a loose lower denture and can greatly improve your quality of life.