Dental implants are one of the most versatile pieces of equipment available for restorative dental practices. They’re typically used to help people who are struggling with missing or damaged teeth.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots and are similar in shape to screws. When dental implants are placed in your jawbone, they can effectively bond to your natural bone and create a sturdy foundation for natural-looking teeth (crowns). Dr. Rex Baumgartner uses a titanium dental implant due to its high biocompatibility with the human body. This material helps stimulate bone growth, prevent jawbone deterioration and promote bone fusion, and is also resistant to corrosion and fracturing.
Understanding your implant-related treatment options
We offer four types of dental implant procedures to restore your smile, including:
- Single tooth replacement
In this procedure, a single tooth can be replaced with a dental implant and crown in a single day.
- Multiple tooth replacement
Implant-supported bridges replace two or more missing teeth without support from adjacent natural teeth. This restorative option will replace your missing teeth as well as some of the roots to better preserve your bone.
- Complete arch replacement
A complete arch replacement occurs when four to six dental implants are used to attach a full set of teeth to the upper or lower jawbone. A full arch replacement is recommended when all of the natural teeth are either missing or badly damaged.
Overdentures, also known as snap-in dentures, are a cost-effective way to get beautiful teeth that function well.
To learn more about dental implants or to schedule an appointment, please call our offices at 661-528-4501 and speak to one of our knowledgeable team members. It’s time to rejuvenate your smile and feel confident again.