Types of Dental Implants Restorations

May 12 • 1 minute read

While there are countless advantages that come with dental
implants, one of the most beneficial treatment results is its versatility.
Often, traditional restorations require that certain parameters be met in order
to provide the most benefit to patients or that surrounding teeth be altered to
support treatment. In contrast, dental implants can be used to support diverse
restoration options, each of which are tailored to meet an individual’s unique
tooth loss needs. Some of the more common implant restoration options include:

Single-Tooth Restorations

Used to replace single teeth throughout the smile,
single-tooth implant consist of the implant post, abutment, and a singular
porcelain crown. Traditionally, bridges were used to replace single missing
teeth, which required neighboring teeth to be reshaped to support this
restoration. As implants are self-supportive, patients are able to avoid
compromising healthy teeth and prevent the need for unnecessary restorations in
the future.

Implant-Supported Bridges

In some instances, multiple consecutive teeth must be
replaced in order to restore a patient’s oral health, function, and aesthetics.
While traditional bridges are effective short-term options, over time these
solutions can cause more serious problems. Jaw bone resorption, shifting bite
alignment, and additional tooth loss are just a few of the complications that
can arise from relying on fixed bridges for long-term tooth replacement.

By engaging the bone into the restoration, implant-supported
fixed bridges stimulates healthy bone growth and comprehensively restores
dental function. With this treatment, several dental implants are used to
support the bridge, allowing patients to enjoy comprehensive teeth replacement
and aesthetic improvement without the need for multiple single implants.

Implant-Supported Dentures

From discomfort when worn to creating an unstable bite,
traditional dentures are often regarded by patients as an unreliable solution
for full arch tooth loss. For these patients, implant-supported dentures offer
the best of both worlds: stabilized restorations that comprehensively replace
entire arches of teeth while remaining more affordable than an entire arch of
single dental implants. From an oral health standpoint, integrating implants
into denture treatment helps to prevent facial collapse caused by bone
resorption and provides patients with a permanent restorative solution.

Learn More Implant Dentistry Today

At Aesthetic Dentistry of Scottsdale, our mission is to
provide each patient with a personalized solution for effectively restoring
dental health, function, and aesthetics. To learn more about available dental
implant restoration options and to schedule your consultation, contact our
Scottsdale implant dentist today. 

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