Dental implants are small, titanium tooth roots which are surgically fixed into the jawbone beneath the gums. Once in place and properly healed, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth or other restorations onto them. Because dental implants become well attached to the jawbone, they also provide a solid foundation for dentures and bridges. If you have suffered from a loose, failed or broken bridge or denture, then bridge implants and denture implants are much sturdier and feel more natural than conventional bridges or dentures.
At the same time, some dental practices, such as PDC Dental Implants in Barnsley, offer alternative and minimally invasive techniques for dental implants such as Same Day implants, All-on-4 dental implants and zygomatic implants. With all these options available, you can replace one, two or all of your teeth safely and effectively.
Implant-Supported Bridges and Dentures
If you are missing several teeth, implant-retained bridges can replace them. Dental implants will replace both your lost natural teeth and some of the roots. Alternatively, people with all of their natural teeth lost can opt for implant-retained dentures for a more cost-effective solution. Both treatments require the strategical placement of some dental implants in your mouth for the stabilisation of bridges and dentures.
Same Day Implants
Same day implants allow placement of a temporary tooth immediately after implant operation. This way you can have functional teeth while waiting for the permanent crown to be placed within three to six months after your implant surgery.
All-On-4 Dental Implants
All-on-4 is a different method to place a full arch of fixed, replacement teeth. Four dental implants are attached to the jawbone in order to stabilise the replacement teeth avoiding the need for bone grafting.
Zygomatic dental implants are used when there is not enough healthy bone for regular dental implants. More specifically, they are used to providing support for bridges where there has been a significant amount of bone loss in the upper jaw, and regular dental implants cannot support a bridge on their own. Zygomatic dental implants are longer than ordinary dental implants and penetrate the bone that forms the cheekbone.