If you’ve lost teeth due to dental decay or an accident, then our dentists at Westwood Dental Group in Westwood, MA, have several replacement options to consider. An option that is becoming more popular is to use dental implants to replace teeth or to support dentures.
Replacing your teeth with implants is a popular option because they look and function like natural teeth. However, if you want to use implants to replace your teeth, you will need to have one of our dentists ensure that you qualify to receive them.
If you’ve lost teeth due to tooth decay, then it’s possible that your jawbone eroded as well, and it will require an examination to make sure it can support implants. One of our dentists will measure the density and length of the jawbone to make sure there is enough of it to withstand having implants embedded into it.
If our dentists at Westwood Dental Group find that you qualify, there are several types of dental implants that they can recommend to you.
For people missing one or two teeth, then they may suggest regular dental implants. These are full-sized teeth replacements that come in three parts. They have a titanium screw for the root, an abutment that attaches the root to the crown, and the dental crown.
To replace several teeth in a row, our dentists in Westwood, MA, may suggest using an All-on-4 arrangement. An All-on-4 replaces several teeth. There are several benefits with All-on-4 implants, including:
Like the All-on-4 implants, All-on-6 implants can anchor teeth, such as a full bridge or denture plate, permanently with just six implants. Also, the All-on-6 will fuse with the jawbone so that you can enjoy the natural function of your teeth.
If you’re interested in dental implants to replace missing teeth or teeth that need removing, consult with our dentists at Westwood Dental Group in Westwood, MA, to see if you qualify for one of these solutions.