Dental Implant Restorations
Dentist Vancouver, WA
Tooth loss can be a more serious issue than you realize. It can have a negative impact on your self-image, cause problems in chewing and even alter your alignment. The loss of only one or two teeth can be easily remedied with a bridge or a single dental implant.
The loss of most of your teeth may seem like a much larger problem. Thankfully, today there are options in restoring multiple, or even all of your teeth, with a full arch bridge retained with implants. At Alder Dental we can guide you through the benefits of full arch implants when restoring a large number of teeth.
Why Do I Need to Replace Missing Teeth?
Other than to boost your confidence, it is important that your missing teeth are replaced to protect the health of your oral cavity. When teeth are lost prematurely and not replaced, your adjacent teeth and other oral tissues are at risk of infection and decay.
Implant Supported Dentures
Restoring your teeth with a full arch dental bridge using dental implants provides a number of benefits. Implant-supported dentures are a great choice for people who do not want to worry about extra cleaning and maintenance. These are permanent dentures that are affixed to your mouth by dental implants. At Alder Dental, we provide custom implant-supported dentures for our patients and can give you more details on the process.
Denture and Implant Materials
Dental implants are always made of titanium, so they are not a good choice for people with metal sensitivity. For the dentures, themselves, the base is made using plastic and it is designed to mimic the natural gum line. We have a few different options for the artificial teeth on your dentures.
Some of the materials we have available include composite resin, porcelain, and glass ionomer. Porcelain is preferred because it has the most realistic look and it is the strongest, but it also tends to be the most expensive material. Dentures will also have metal clips or wires so that they can attach to the dental implants.
Overall Health Condition
Along with good dental health, we must ensure that you have good overall health as well before we determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants of any kind. Surgical procedures all come with a risk of infection. We may not be able to approve you for this surgery if you have poor overall health or a compromised immune system because we cannot risk infection.
Infection can spread into the bloodstream from the gums and teeth, which greatly affects the other parts of your body. Your immune system needs to be strong enough to ward off bacteria prior to receiving dental implants.
If you are interested in learning more about full arch dental implants, our dentists at Alder Dental can help you determine if you are an ideal candidate. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment with our team of friendly and knowledgeable dental professionals, please give us a call today at (360) 831-0831.