Novato Dentist Discusses Versatility of Dental Implants

Written by Dr. McConnell on Dec 31, 2013

Traditional methods for replacing missing teeth may include dentures and dental bridges. Both are effective at accomplishing the job, but these tooth replacement options are only affixed to the gum in order to restore the appearance and reasonable functionality of missing teeth. But many patients who visit our Novato Dentist office are looking for a permanent solution that provides stability and acts as a replacement for missing teeth.
Dental implants now make it possible to replace teeth with a solution that looks and feels like a natural tooth. Dental implants are made up of a very small titanium post surgically implanted into the jawbone.

Once the area of the implant has healed, the titanium post is capped with a natural-looking restoration. Dental implants are rather amazing because the titanium post actually integrates with the surrounding natural bone. This results in a tooth replacement that provides superior strength and durability.
Using dental implants makes it possible to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth, depending on the specific needs of the patient.  Dental implants can also be used to add to the stability of existing dental appliances, like dentures and dental bridges.

Since they are so versatile, dental implants are often used to anchor existing dentures or dental bridges. In many cases existing dentures and restorations can actually be re-purposed to work in conjunction with dental implants.
This type of tooth replacement is preferable to many patients of the Novato Dentist because dental implants provide a permanent tooth replacement solution that is durable and natural-looking. Contact our office for a free consultation to learn how dental replacements can restore your healthy smile.