Dental implants is now the most popular tooth replacement option for people who need to replace missing teeth. A dental implant can replace one tooth, but it can also support multiple missing teeth with a bridge and even secure dentures.
But then, which type of dental implant works best for you?
A single tooth implant is the most typical type. If you have a missing tooth and prefer not to have a dental bridge that requires grinding and crowing your adjacent teeth, then the single tooth implant is your best option. It composes of one implant connected to one crown.
Implant-supported bridge is a great choice if you have three or more missing adjacent teeth. Unlike the typical bridge with two crowns attached to your teeth on either side of the gap with a false tooth in between, an implant-supported bridge has crowns attached to a dental implant instead. The procedure is identical to a single tooth dental implant; however, the missing teeth adjacent to the middle will not be connected to an implant. This type of implant can save you money, given that you can replace multiple adjacent teeth without the need to replace each tooth with its own implant.
All-On-4 treatment involves the replacement of all missing teeth in one jaw by using only four implants. These four implants are used as anchors to support a full replacement teeth arch. Today, the All-On-4 technique is widely acknowledged as the superior treatment option for a full-arch teeth replacement. It involves placing implants in available bone, thereby avoiding the need for bone grafting.
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