Tooth loss is a troubling oral health issue that can affect anyone. When tooth loss occurs, it can result in a wide variety of problems. A person who is suffering from tooth loss will usually have a very difficult time chewing food and speaking clearly, and their appearance can greatly suffer. Making matters even worse, untreated tooth loss can lead to other problems, such as jawbone deterioration, facial structure loss, unwanted tooth shifts and severe bite imbalances.
One of the best ways to deal with tooth loss is dental implants. The treatment consists of inserting a titanium metal framework directly into the patient’s jawbone. From there, replacement teeth can be supported and anchored by the titanium framework. Depending on the type of framework, a dental crown, bridge or entire dentures can be supported.
Since the framework will provide the same functions as natural tooth roots, most people with dental implants say that their replacement teeth feel remarkably similar to their natural ones. Over time, the titanium framework will fuse with the patient’s jawbone, helping the prosthetic teeth feel even more natural.
At NK Family Dental, our experts are extremely pleased to offer All-On-Four Implants and Teeth-in-a-Day procedures as part of our fantastic lineup of dental implants.
For patients who need to replace an entire top or bottom row of teeth, all-on-four implants provide outstanding function using just four strategically placed implants. Once installed, an entire row of new teeth can be applied directly to the implants, keeping them steady and secure at all times. With their exceptional performance and overall simplicity, all-on-four implants are an outstanding option for patients who need to replace an entire arch of teeth.
With Teeth-in-a-Day implants, it is now possible to receive dental implants and a custom restoration in just one day. While many other types of dental implants require multiple operations and lengthy healing periods, a Teeth-in-a-Day procedure allows for a crown, bridge or denture to be installed immediately. In fact, many patients use Teeth-in-a-Day implants to receive a replacement tooth right after a tooth has been extracted.
If you would like to learn more about the types of dental implants offered at NK Family Dental, please call us at (773) 249-4700 to schedule an appointment.