Dental Implants for Lincoln Park Patients
At Comprehensive Dental, we strive to make every visit to our office comfortable and every treatment effective. No two patients are alike, and no two patients should have the same treatment plan. If part of your personalized oral health plan includes replacing one or more teeth, Dr. Samir Rana and his team of professional dentists may recommend implant placement and restoration all in our comfortable practice. We have an oral surgeon on staff and utilize high definition 3D CAT Scan to plan the precise surgical placement of implant posts, so we’re able to complete even the most complex dental implant placements and restorations in our Lincoln Park practice. Keep reading to find out more about dental implant supported tooth replacement, or contact our office to schedule an implant consultation today.
Single Tooth Replacement
Traditionally, dental crown supported fixed bridges were the standard replacement option for those patients missing a single tooth. While crown and bridge tooth replacement offers patients stability and natural look and feel, two healthy teeth are damaged in the process and the underlying root structure is not replaced. Dental implant supported tooth replacement restores patients’ missing teeth starting from the roots up.
Benefits of Single Tooth Replacement with Dental Implants
- Preserve all healthy tooth structure
- Replace missing tooth roots and crown structure
- Preserve jawbone density and gum tissue volume
- Most natural look, feel, and function
- Increased chewing function
Multiple Tooth Replacement
For those patients missing two or more teeth on a single arch, fixed bridges were recommended for two or three consecutive missing teeth and partial removable dentures were recommended for those with numerous nonconsecutive missing teeth. Both options offered restoration of only the visible portions of teeth, but implant supported bridges and partial prosthesis replace both the crowns and roots of these missing teeth for optimal stability, comfort, and longevity.
Benefits of Multiple Tooth Replacement with Dental Implants
- Improved function and stability compared with traditional crown supported bridges and removable partial dentures
- Protect healthy dental structure compared with crown and bridge that requires the removal of a significant amount of healthy tooth enamel to support the crowns and partial dentures that attach using clasps connected to healthy teeth
- Preserve jawbone and gum tissue by stimulating bone retention and providing support for gum tissue
- Decreased risk of further tooth loss and dental drift due to the preservation of jawbone density, gum tissue volume, and ideal bite alignment
Full Mouth Tooth Replacement
Patients who are fully edentulous, without teeth, stand to benefit greatly from replacing missing teeth with implant supported dentures. For those patients who have used traditional, removable dentures know that they restore the appearance of smiles, but are only able to renew about 25% of dental function. Implant supported removable or fixed dentures provide a more stable alternative, but in the past, many patients were unable to receive implant dentures due to a lack of jawbone density or diminished oral and overall health. Innovations in implant materials, technologies, and techniques make it possible for more patients than ever to restore their smiles implant supported dentures and dental prosthetics.
Benefits of Full Mouth Tooth Replacement with Dental Implants
- Restores 90% of chewing ability compared with traditional removable dentures
- Preserves natural gum tissue and jawbone density and prevents discomfort and bruising due to the pressure on gum tissue with traditional dentures
- Improves clarity of speech by holding teeth firmly in place and leaving the palate uncovered
- Maintains youthful, healthy facial shape due to the preservation of jawbone density and gum tissue volume especially compared with traditional dentures
When a full arch of teeth is in need of replacement, the All-on-4 system may be the ideal solution for patients in need of speed and convenience. Instead of relying on six to eight traditional implants, this procedure utilizes just four that are placed at strategic angles so as to use the natural support of the bone to the fullest. In most cases, patients won’t even require bone grafting. Our doctors will also place a temporary set of teeth immediately following the surgical procedure, which means you’ll never be without the oral strength and function you need as your permanent prosthetic is crafted.
Contact Us Today
Whether you’re missing a single tooth or a full arch of teeth, dental implant supported tooth replacement is available to renew your smile from the roots up. Contact our team in Lincoln Park, schedule your dental implant consultation, and take the first step toward a complete, beautiful smile.