Implants are a great time tested treatment option to replace missing teeth. A titanium post is placed into the jaw bone and fuses into place. A crown is then placed on top of the post. It looks and feels like a real tooth, and nobody will notice the difference. The great thing about implants is there success rate. They are truly the best treatment option when it comes to replacing a missing tooth. They don’t involve cutting on the adjacent teeth like a bridge. They also have a longer life span than a fixed bridge.
Another use for dental implants is to anchor a denture into place. Sometimes dentures have poor retention due to a lack of bone present to retain them. In these cases, implants are placed into the jaw bone. Special attachments are placed onto the implants and into the denture. These attachments connect the implant to the denture and create a solid lock that holds the denture into place. They help give stability to the denture so that they function better.
If you have seen or heard the commercials, we offer the all on 4 immediate denture on implants. This has been a great and wonderful service. The same day the teeth are taken out, implants are placed and the denture is screw onto the implants. You now have a denture that is held into place compared to traditional dentures that float around. It minimizes the pain of having a denture and functions much more like natural teeth than a traditional denture.
At River City, we work together with an oral surgeon to coordinate the best treatment for each individual case. This is especially important when placing multiple implants for replacing multiple teeth. We can give you the answers you need to make an informed decision whether implants are right for you.