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Dental Implants 101: Implant Procedures

October 23, 2022
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Posted By: Dr. John Savon

Tooth implants are an excellent way to replace one or more missing or compromised teeth. But are they right for you? Here's an overview of dental implant procedures to help you decide what's best for your smile. 

Single Tooth Replacement

Dental implants in Audubon are an excellent choice for replacing a single tooth because they do something no other tooth replacement can - restore both your tooth and your root. This is important because when you lose a tooth, you also lose a root, leaving your jawbone with nothing left to support. Tooth roots keep your bone healthy and stimulated for regrowth, and without a root, it will begin to deteriorate. In addition, bone loss can negatively impact neighboring teeth and eventually result in more tooth loss. Dental implants protect you from this. 

During a single-tooth implant replacement surgery, our dentists gently and precisely place the implant into your bone, allowing it to heal and integrate with it, becoming part of your dental anatomy over the next few months during a process called osseointegration.

After integrating is completed, our dentists design your new tooth by customizing a porcelain crown that attaches to your dental implant with an abutment. Now your porcelain crown is secure and ready for you to eat, chew, and smile easily.

Replacing Multiple Teeth

Audubon tooth implants can also support dental prosthetics like a bridge or denture that we design to replace multiple teeth.

Two dental implants can be anchors for a dental bridge that supports one or more artificial teeth. This is an excellent option for patients missing multiple adjacent teeth.

Our dentists can use four dental implants to secure a denture that we design to "snap" into them. This means dental implants can help restore an entire arch of missing teeth, providing more security and stability than traditional removable dentures.

Another benefit of implant-supported dentures or bridges is that implants preserve your bone health and prevent the bone loss that often occurs with traditional bridges or dentures.

Want to Learn More?

At Train Station Dental, our dentists can help you with dental implant procedures from start to finish. Contact our Audubon dental office today at (856) 546-0734.

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