If you have missing teeth and need dentures or a bridge to replace them, an option you should consider is dental implants. Instead of using adhesives to hold the replacements for your teeth in place, our dentist at Embrace Dental in Sparks, NV, can use mini implants to hold them.
Our dentist specializes in mini dental implants that can replace a single tooth, support a permanent bridges or can help to stabilize dentures.
These implants keep the denture in place when you’re eating or talking. When you put the denture in your mouth, it simply snaps in place using the mini implants.
Our dentist also inserts mini implants to replace teeth with a permanent bridge, known as a roundhouse bridge, that is permanently cemented into place. The condition of the bone will determine how many implants are necessary, but the dentist may use 10 to 12 implants to secure the bridge.
After the dentist fits the bridge, she will use a dental adhesive to “glue” it in your mouth. Most adhesives are hardened by using a UV light, and after the cement is set, you can use the bridge like you would your natural teeth. You will no longer need to worry about slippage when you’re eating, talking, or out having a good time with your family and friends.
Before a patient is considered for dental implants, our experienced dentist at Embrace Dental will examine you to see if you are a good candidate for dental implants. In cases of severe boneloss, you may not qualify for implants. Fortunately, our dentist has other options for replacing missing teeth.
If the bone level is not suitable for restoration, then your dentist will refer you to an oral surgeon for bone augmentation surgery. Then, after doing a bone graft to strengthen the bone, our dentist will later insert mini implants to hold your restoration.
Placing mini implants for your dentures or a roundhouse bridge can change your life. You can use your teeth like natural ones, and they will restore the shape of your face, which can improve your appearance.