Not only are dental implants the best tooth-replacement option, but there are multiple types available. We want to make sure you get the best dental implant to fit your specific case. Dr. Bradley Dean highlights the different types of dental implants at our Plano, TX office.
Implant-Supported Dentures and All-On-Four
When you’re missing a full arch of teeth, dentures are a logical solution. But traditional removable dentures involve adhesive, extra maintenance, and a solution that doesn’t give you back full functionality. Implant-supported dentures and All-on-Four solutions help to give you full functionality and a solution that’s easy to take care of.
Dr. Dean creates a personalized treatment plan for every patient turning towards this solution. We want to maximize the use of your existing bone structure to give you the best results possible. He’ll do a thorough examination and plan to determine how many implants will be needed to support the dentures. When fewer implants are needed, the cost and healing time are reduced. These implants are also placed at a specific angle to maximize support and stability.
Fixed Crowns or Bridges
Some of the biggest issues with typical crowns and bridges are the treatment the natural teeth get when this restoration is performed. For a crown, the tooth structure is removed and shaped so that a dental crown can go over it. Bridges use two natural teeth as anchors. Wear and tear are significantly increased on these teeth, and they can be more susceptible to tooth decay and other issues.
When these restorations are fixed with dental implants, the implants are doing the heavy lifting. They’re supported by implant posts and structures instead of your natural teeth. This means that your natural teeth aren’t harmed in this process. They make for a solution in your mouth that both looks and feels natural, though.
Cosmetic Dental Implants
A cosmetic dental implant is specifically for tooth replacement in the front of your mouth. Having a tooth missing in a prominent area in your smile can be significantly more embarrassing than one that can be hidden in the back of your mouth. We want to make sure you get a solution in there quickly to eliminate this embarrassment.
Dr. Dean will ensure that you have the proper bone structure to support an implant and will perform a bone graft if needed. The implant is surgically placed in the structure, taking 3-6 months for it to heal properly. During this healing time, we’ll make sure you have a temporary dental crown so that you don’t have to deal with a missing tooth throughout the healing process.
Getting Dental Implants in Plano, Texas
We want to make sure you get the correct dental implant solution for your specific problem. Call us or schedule an appointment online.