The many ways dental implants are used within the smile

Dental implants are a restorative solution for many patients who are missing teeth. These titanium posts are placed into the jawbone to support a restoration that repairs the function and appearance of the smile. Dr. Stanley Ngo and his team at SK2 Dental of Dallas, Texas, encourage you to learn about the versatility of this tooth replacement option offered at the office.

What are the many ways dental implants are used to restore the smile?

Dental implants are incredibly versatile and used in many ways to address tooth loss. Below are some of the methods which Dr. Ngo and his team may utilize to replace missing teeth:

  • Single tooth implants. Single-tooth implants can replace a single tooth without altering the surrounding healthy teeth. The implant is placed in the jawbone, and a dental crown is secured on top of it for aesthetic purposes and function. This is one of the most common uses for dental implants, as it allows for a natural-looking replacement without affecting other teeth.
  • Implant-supported bridges. Implant-supported bridges are an ideal solution when multiple adjacent teeth need to be replaced. They provide stability and strength by using one or more dental implants at each end of the bridge to secure it in place. This prevents shifting of the bridge over time, preserving your smile’s natural shape and preventing further damage.
  • Full arch replacement and dentures. Full arch replacement and dentures are ideal for those who have lost all their teeth in the upper or lower arch. Implant-supported dentures use four to six mini dental implants placed into the jawbone for stability and support. This type of prosthesis is much more comfortable than traditional dentures, as there is no need for removable adhesives.

Schedule time to speak to our team about your tooth replacement options

No matter what kind of tooth loss you are dealing with, Dr. Stanley Ngo and his team at SK2 Dental can help you find a viable solution that works best for you and your smile. Contact us today to learn more about how dental implants can be used to restore your smile! Our Dallas, TX office is located at 9780 Walnut St Suite 188, and can be reached at (469) 331-5444.