Replace a Missing Tooth with Implants from Stellar Dental
Replacing missing teeth is important to your overall health as well as to the health of your other teeth. You don’t only lose chewing capacity when you lose a tooth, but not replacing a tooth can cause you to lose even more teeth, the teeth in your mouth to shift, and a number of other problems. Plus, there are also the obvious problems of poor appearance, as well as loss of self-esteem caused by one or more missing teeth.
Dental implants are a great way to replace a missing tooth and have the added advantage of providing a permanent solution to having removable partials, bridges or complete dentures.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are extremely versatile and can be placed in both the upper and lower jaws. A typical implant consists of a small titanium screw, a crown or series of crowns, and even a complete denture in severe cases.
The small titanium screw of an implant serves as a replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. Titanium’s special property of fusing to bone, called osseointegration, is the biological basis that enables the success and longevity of our Buffalo, New York dental implants. Dental implants can be used as a long-term solution for replacing single or multiple missing teeth, as well as restoring an entire arch of teeth.
Single-Tooth Dental Implants
During a single tooth dental implant procedure, a titanium screw is placed in the jawbone to replace the root and given time to heal. Next, a second piece, called an abutment, is secured to the implant. The actual tooth replacement, the dental crown, is then attached to the abutment with dental cement.
Multiple-Tooth Dental Implant Procedure
In a multiple tooth replacement, the procedure is quite similar to that of a single tooth replacement. However, in this case, two or more implants may be used to replace multiple missing teeth. This fixture is referred to as an implant supported bridge or implant supported fixed partial denture.
Restoring an Entire Arch of Teeth with Dental Implants
To restore an entire arch of teeth with dental implants, the restoration can be either fixed or removable. In a fixed complete denture, a denture with a metal substructure is attached to four or more implants.
For a removable denture, the dental implants have a small button or ball abutment and the denture houses an adapter which grabs the abutment. In this case, the denture can be removed with finger pressure by the wearer.
Buffalo Tooth Replacement Services and More
- General dentistry
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Pediatric dentistry
- TMJ and sleep apnea treatments
- Full and partial dentures
- Dental X-rays
- Zoom teeth whitening
Stellar Dental Locations Around Buffalo
No matter your age or dental care needs, we’ve got you covered at Stellar Dental. To best serve our community, we have 5 convenient office locations around Buffalo. These locations include:
- Transit Road in Williamsville
- McKinley Parkway in Hamburg
- Sheridan Drive in Tonawanda
- Union Road in Cheektowaga
- French Road in Cheektowaga
Schedule a Dental Implant Procedure in Buffalo Today!
In need of dental implants? Schedule an appointment at Stellar Dental today. We will help you achieve your best smile yet!