To restore your oral health and ensure lasting durability, dental implant supported crowns, bridges, or dentures provide reliable, long-term results. At Katy Family Dentists, we can efficiently install a dental implant to repair damage from a range of problems, such as trauma, tooth decay, or missing teeth from gum disease.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant crown is a replacement tooth with a titanium implant serving as a replacement root. As the latest solution for missing teeth, Dr. Hall recommends dental implants because they are incredibly functional and aesthetic.
Implant-Retained Crowns & Bridges
Patients who are missing one tooth or a few consecutive teeth can achieve complete restoration with an implant-retained dental crown or fixed bridge. A single dental crown is easily affixed to an implant post to replace individual teeth. In some cases, two crowns can be fused together to replace consecutive teeth supported by one implant post. However, two or more replacement teeth may also be supported by two implant posts on either side.
While traditional, removable partial and full dentures replace lost teeth and renew some diminished tooth function, now both partials and full dentures can be supported with dental implants for a more natural result. Not only do implant-retained dentures avoid unnecessary damage to healthy teeth or soft tissue that can occur with the traditional kind, but they also significantly increase tooth function compared with typical removable dentures.
This innovative treatment option allows us to utilize the denser parts of the jaw at the front of the mouth in order to create optimal stability for a full denture. “All-On-4” hybrid dentures are supported with just four implant posts. Two implants are placed in the traditional, vertical position to support the front part of the denture. Two more implants are placed diagonally to support the back of the denture while fusing with denser parts of the jaw bones.