Dental Implant Tooth Replacement in South Hadley
In the past, tooth replacement solutions have only restored the visible portions of teeth. Dental implants go a step beyond, restoring both the roots and crowns of lost teeth. Dental implant retained tooth replacement provides adequate support for any number of prosthetic teeth while closely mimicking natural dental structure, preserving oral health by stimulating jawbone density and gum tissue volume. At Newton Street Dental, we can replace any number of missing teeth with natural looking and feeling implant supported tooth replacement. Contact our South Hadley practice to find out more about dental implants or to schedule your implant consultation today. We’ll examine your smile and help you determine whether dental implants are the best tooth replacement option for you.
Benefits of Implant Restorations
Because dental implants replace the entire tooth, roots and all, there are a number of oral health benefits involved, including:
- Unlike traditional crown and bridge tooth replacement, dental implant supported dental crowns and fixed bridges allow our team to replace missing teeth without unnecessarily damaging healthy dental structure
- Unlike removable dentures, implant retained dentures offer improved stability and renewed chewing ability by up to 70% for a healthier, more diverse diet
- The implant post stimulates the jaw to retain bone density and gum tissue volume, maintaining its healthy, youthful facial shape
- Dental implants are long lasting and durable, requiring less maintenance compared with other tooth replacement solutions
Implant-Retained Crowns & Bridges
A traditional crown and bridge replace one to three consecutive missing teeth by connecting prosthetic replacement teeth to two dental crowns. The entire unit is then connected to surrounding teeth by placing dental crowns over the healthy dental structure. Implant retained crowns and bridges are similarly crafted, but they are cemented into position with crowns placed over dental implants rather than healthy teeth. This protects healthy dental structure and additionally preserves oral health by replacing the roots and the biting surfaces of teeth. Depending on the number of teeth to be replaced, one to three dental implant posts will be placed to support the prosthetic teeth that are connected to the implants.
Patients with traditional dentures are only able to achieve between 10% and 30% of natural chewing ability, making diets significantly limited. Additionally, traditional dentures rub against gums and may lead to bruising or discomfort. Implant retained dentures are composed of an arch of replacement teeth set into a gum colored base. Rather than adhering to the gum line through natural suction or using denture adhesive, dental implants are attached to the denture, providing support and mimicking natural dental structure. Both fixed and removable options are available, depending on the patients’ needs and preferences.