Are you missing one or more teeth? Until recently replacing missing teeth was accomplished by either a removable type appliance (full or partial denture) or a fixed type bridge made from metal and porcelain. The fixed bridge would require removing tooth structure of healthy teeth on either side of the missing tooth so that a "crown" could be made to support the "pontic" or fake tooth in the middle.

Implant Dentistry has become one of the most predictable treatment alternatives that dentists can now offer to patients who are missing teeth. Through the use of dental implants, a whole new range of functional and cosmetic treatment options can be offered to patients who may otherwise have had to suffer with removable dentures. For many circumstances, implants may offer the best way to restore beautiful smiles!!

Replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant sounds like an imposing and difficult procedure. In fact, depending upon your individual condition, the process can be quite simple. Dental implants were developed to replace the "root" portion of your tooth. The new will then be used to support a new tooth, or as a new support for a larger prosthetic replacement for your missing teeth.

When patients are missing all of their teeth, an excellent implant supported restoration is called a "BAR-OVERDENTURE".

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