What are Dental Implants?
Your teeth are an important feature of your body. Not only do they serve functional purposes, such as chewing, they also serve an aesthetic one as well. When you lose teeth, all of these functions are affected. Missing teeth should not be ignored, even if you're missing one or two. At Vacaville Implant Dentistry, it is our goal to provide you with the highest level of patient care possible. In order to achieve this goal, we provide you with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions. And for tooth loss, the best option is often dental implants.
A dental implant is a permanent new root for a missing tooth. It is a titanium screw that is placed into the jaw bone. An abutment and crown is then placed on the implant to provide a new tooth that is permanent and looks just like a natural tooth.
Implants are versatile. If you are only missing one tooth, one implant and implant crown will do the trick. If you are missing several teeth , a few strategically placed implants can support a permanent bridge (a set of replacement teeth). Similarly, if you have lost all of your teeth, a full implant retained bridge or full denture can be permanently fixed in your mouth with multiple implants being placed.
Mini dental implants are about half the size in diameter of a regular dental implant. This offers many benefits, and they can also be used in situations where regular implants cannot.
If an implant needs to be placed in a narrow space, mini implants are the preferred method because of their smaller size.
Implant Retained Bridge