When a tooth is missing, the best replacement option is a dental implant. The implant presents several advantages over alternative treatments, such as:
- Adjacent teeth remain intact
- The tooth is anchored solely on the implant, which makes it possible to floss as with a natural tooth
- Excellent functional and cosmetic results
- Ease and speed of treatment since the units are manufactured in advance (4 sessions)
- Not subject to illnesses such as dental caries (cavities) and infiltration
- In some cases it is possible to install a temporary tooth immediately after performing the implant
- The installation of an implant halts the process of bone atrophy in toothless areas
TREATMENT SEQUENCE FOR SINGLE IMPLANT
FIXED PROSTHESES, REMOVABLE PROSTHESES AND ADHESIVE PROSTHESES
Nowadays there are three alternatives to implants. Please see below:
- Fixed Prosthesis: Compared to implants, it has the disadvantage of allowing bone atrophy to continue in the toothless area. It also requires filing down healthy teeth to anchor the prosthesis.
- Adhesive Prosthesis: Compared to implants, it has the disadvantage of allowing bone atrophy to continue in the toothless area, but it doesn’t require filing down adjacent teeth. Since it is made of porcelain, it is aesthetically pleasing but it has very low durability and quickly comes loose. It may however be used as a temporary replacement prior to installing an implant.
- Removable Prosthesis: This is not considered a permanent solution as it is unstable and not very firm, which affects both chewing and comfort. This type of prosthesis is done with rigid plastic. It is quick and cheaply made and can be utilized as a temporary prosthesis prior to installing the implant.
Schedule an appointment now to see which treatment option is best for you!