GET A PERMANENT SOLUTION
If you’re searching for a permanent, natural-looking solution to missing teeth, dental implants might be the right option for you. As an expert in Oral Implantologist, Dr. Nguyen offers varity of treatment from single tooth to full mouth restoration. Dr. Nguyen highly skilled in all restoration of dental implants. Dr. Nguyen has two Fellowship and two Mastership from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics. Dr. Nguyen can determines if you’re a good candidate for implant by going over in depth your medical history and utilized the lattest CTCB scan, Dr. Nguyen will develop a plan that’s right for you. You’re in good hands at Bee Dental Care, let us make you Happy, let us make you Healthy at Bee Dental Care. Let us help you restore your smile!
Single Tooth Replacement Implants
Replacing a missing tooth is simple and cost-effective when using a dental implant. In the case of a single tooth implant, a dental implant is placed in the area of the missing tooth. The dental implant is allowed to heal for a period of 2-4 months, during which the surrounding bone structure heals and grows in tightly around the dental implant surface. Once healing has occurred, Dr. Nguyen will construct the dental implant crown (the cosmetic attachment which looks like a natural tooth.
There are 4 parts to an implant tooth replacement:
- The crown – the tooth portion that you will see visible in your mouth.
- The abutment screw – joins the implant and abutment together
- The abutment – a connector that joins the implant and the crown together.
- The implant – a screw-like fixture that is anchored into the bone.
All of the components function together as one unit to replace your tooth
Dental Implant vs. Bridge
A traditional 3-unit bridge can be used to replace a missing tooth, but there are several factors to consider when reviewing this option. Weighing the facts about a dental implant vs. a bridge is an important consideration when faced with a missing tooth.
A dental bridge requires the grinding down of the two adjacent teeth on either side of the missing tooth. An impression is taken and a “bridge” is constructed. The bridge design is essentially a crown on each adjacent tooth with a false tooth or “bridge” in the center. A bridge can be an acceptable solution for a patient who already has or needs crowns on the adjacent natural teeth. Because the bridge sits above the gum tissue, it can collect food and debris. Keeping this area clean and healthy can be a challenge for some patients. In addition, the underlying bone will begin to recede over time, creating a divot, or a well, under the false tooth which can be visible. Because a bridge can be a food trap, and because the adjacent natural teeth have crowns on them, it is possible for the natural teeth to decay beneath the bridge itself. If this occurs, the bridge will fail and the natural teeth anchoring the bridge could also be lost. The prognosis for the longevity of a dental bridge is 5-15 years.
A single tooth implant does not require the grinding down and crowning of the adjacent natural teeth. The single-tooth implant is placed in the area of the missing tooth and essentially replaces the natural tooth root. A crown is constructed upon the dental implant, and no other teeth are affected. The bone in the area of the missing tooth is preserved and does not recede. This is especially important if the missing tooth is located in the “aesthetic zone”, or smile line. The single-tooth implant functions the same as a natural tooth and does not decay. The prognosis for the longevity of a single tooth implant is 97% over 48 years.
Multiple Tooth Replacement Implant
Multiple missing teeth can be replaced permanently with the insertion of dental implants. If there are several teeth missing in a single area, a dental implant bridge may be prescribed. If the missing teeth are Multiple tooth replacement with dental implants is an option that will preserve the adjacent natural teeth and prevent the loss of jaw bone structure in the areas where implants are placed.
The implant structure acts as a scaffold, preserving the jaw bone height in this area to prevent the “sunken” appearance we associate with old age. The dental implants look, function, and feel like your natural teeth. Dental implants have a success rate of 97% over 48 years. This longevity and predictability make multiple tooth replacement with dental implants the gold standard of care. scattered, individual teeth can be replaced using dental implants.
Full Arch Replacement
In full arch replacement, a full jaw of teeth can be replaced with dental implants and fixed bridges for a stable, aesthetic, long-term solution. With state-of-the-art implant systems today, a minimum number of implants are required to support the maximum number of teeth – a full arch of the upper or lower jaw. This cutting-edge technology has life-changing benefits for many people. It provides a solution that is comfortable, secure, and reliable, unlike removable dentures.
When all of the teeth are lost (completely edentulous), an implant-supported fixed bridge by far offers our patients the best permanent solution for replacing their teeth. Unlike the two options listed next, this is a fixed prosthesis that is not removed (except by a dentist). They are made from porcelain and metal just like other bridges and screwed or cemented into place. A full arch of teeth can be supported using as little as 4 implants (it is referred to as an “All on four”); however, having 6 placed is highly recommend