Tooth replacement treatments have come a long way over the years. Our Novato dental implant dentists use the latest treatments and technologies to restore smiles aesthetically as well as functionally. Today we are going to be talking about the ways that implant technologies are used to replace missing teeth.
To quickly review, the basic identifier of the dental implant is that this type of replacement tooth has a titanium root that replaces the natural tooth root. This titanium root is actually inserted into the patient’s jawbone, so that the patient’s restoration will stay in place permanently.
Now, a dental implant can be an individual, stand-alone replacement tooth that fills a hole in a patient’s smile. When used in this way, the dental implant has a titanium root that serves as the tooth root. This foundational piece is then capped with a connector piece called an abutment, and then with a customized dental restoration. The restoration that replaces your visible tooth will look just like a real and natural tooth. Once the dental implant is complete, you’ll be able to jump back into your normal routine and maintain your smile normally.
Another way that we make use of dental implant technology is by providing All-on-Four treatment. This tooth replacement option is used when a patient wants to replace several consecutive missing teeth. Our dentist will place a few dental implant roots in strategic spots along your gum line. Then, we are able to attach a dental prosthesis to these implant roots so that it stays in place permanently.
When you come in for a consultation with our Novato dental team can give you all of the information you need about your restorative dentistry options. We’re here to help you make the right dental decisions for you, so that you can enjoy a healthy and attractive smile for years to come.