Your dad is amazing – he taught you many valuable life lessons as you were growing up, you always called him when you were lonely after you went away to college, and he walked you down the aisle at St. Andrew’s on 332 when your big day arrived. When you visit your dad now, his hair is greyer and he’s got a few more wrinkles, but he’s still the same old Dad. Except one thing – his teeth aren’t exactly what they used to be. Dad has a bridge now, and most of his other bottom teeth aren’t long for this world. You’ve seen commercials on TV about dental implants and wish your dad could have those. But, since you think he’d probably need a full plate of lower dentures, this option is out for Dad. Those implants only work for one tooth, right? The Dentists of Newtown are happy to disagree. With their exceptional team of dentists, your dad has lots of options for dental implants in Newtown, PA.
What Types of Dental Implants Are There?
The Dentists of Newtown are experienced with many types of dental implants, not just the single-tooth implants you may have heard of. The dentists describe each of these below:
- Single Tooth Implants – These are the implants most people are familiar with. When using these, the dentists implant one post of titanium in the jaw, which makes the jaw bone stronger over time. Then, a single-tooth crown is placed over the post to serve as your new tooth.
- Multiple Tooth Implants – Ever heard of a dental bridge? These are a thing of the past with multiple tooth implants. In this treatment, more than one titanium post is placed in the mouth in a manner that is evenly spaced to ensure securely fitting implants. Your replacement teeth will then be affixed to the posts, creating a beautiful, functional smile. Find out the details on multiple tooth implants here.
- Implant-Retained Dentures – With implant-retained dentures, you can have a full plate of dentures (or a smaller, partial plate) put in and get your beautiful smile back. Titanium posts are secured in multiple places – usually around 6-8 posts, although sometimes more, depending on your needs. Then, the full or partial plate is attached to the posts to give you a superior smile.
- All-On-4 Implants – When people wear dentures, a common problem they face is jawbone erosion. Before All-On-4 implants, bone grafting would often be needed to make sure that the posts have enough bone to actually attach to. Only after the bone grafting was completed successfully could implants then be placed. With All-On-4, the Dentists of Newtown can now use just 4 posts and apply a full plate of dentures, often without the need for bone grafting at all.
So, whether you need 1, 2, or 32 implants, you have options available with the Dentists of Newtown. If you currently have a full plate of dentures, be sure to ask them about All-On-4 Dental Implants in Newtown, PA when you schedule your appointment!