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3 Different Types of Dental Implants

Various types of dental implants are one of the best available solutions to tooth loss today. An implant includes a tooth crown and a titanium post resembling a screw connecting to a dental abutment.

When you replace lost teeth with dental implants, you can enjoy life again with a full smile and chew all your favorite foods with ease! Let’s discuss the 3 types of dental implants you could consider.

Single Tooth Dental Implants

A single dental implant will help you complete your smile if you’ve lost just one tooth.

While important, aesthetics are not the only reason to get dental implants. When you have one or more missing teeth, your jaw will eventually lose bone density. Since teeth typically work together, the uneven pressure on the remaining teeth makes them more vulnerable to cracking or breaking. A single-tooth implant takes on the role of the missing tooth and tooth root with a crown, abutment, and metal implant.

Dental Implant Bridges

If you have lost two or more teeth, an implant-supported bridge will restore full bite function!

An implant-supported bridge depends on a dental implant to hold it in place without any need to alter your natural teeth. Standard dental bridges can last for many years and are easy to maintain. All you’ll need to do is regular brush and floss as you would in your daily routine to keep them clean. 

Implant Supported Dentures

Dentures that connect to implants are a more reliable alternative to standard dentures. Like other types of dental implants, implant-supported dentures have titanium posts that hold them securely in place. 

While traditional dentures can disrupt your daily routine, as they occasionally slip out of place. Implant supported dentures are sturdy to allow you to chew normally without worrying about them falling or slipping out of place.

Discover the Benefits of Dental Implants With Dr. Pollock

If you have lost any teeth, dental implants will allow you to get back to your normal life. These innovative prosthetics resemble natural teeth in appearance so that no one can tell you ever lost a tooth in the first place.

At Rockwell Oral Surgery we can replace lost teeth with dental implants to improve your oral health and prevent bone loss in your jaw!

Ready to make your dental goals a reality? Contact Dr. Pollock at Rockwall Oral Surgery to schedule a dental appointment. We are available by phone at (469) 264-8921 or email at info@dentalimplantsurgery.com.