One of the beauties of dental implant treatment is its versatility. Whether you’ve lost one tooth or many, your Oakland, California dentist, Dr. Kenneth Childers, can restore your smile with dental implants. At Montclair Dental Care, we offer single-tooth implants, dental implants for multiple missing teeth, and implants to replace all of your teeth if they need to be removed due to irreparable damage from gum disease.
If you’ve lost several teeth due to trauma or decay, there are two implant options for replacing them – single-tooth implants and implant bridges.
For sporadic tooth loss, single-tooth implants offer a practical solution for restoring your smile. A single implant will be used for each missing tooth. They will be embedded surgically in the gaps where your teeth went missing. Once the implants have fused with your bone system – a process that can take months to complete – Dr. Childers will attach an abutment and dental crown to each to function as your new replacement teeth.
If you’re missing several teeth in a row, we can rebuild your smile with a custom-fitted bridge supported by implants at both ends of your prosthetic. We’ll customize your bridge so that it fits comfortably and looks every bit like your natural teeth. As your bridge will be anchored by implants, it will have the stability and chewing power of natural teeth, so you can continue to enjoy your favorite foods and drinks.
Although implants are more costly than traditional restorative dental treatments, they offer benefits that traditional restorations don’t. Implants: