A New Way to New Teeth
Dental implants have become the preferred measure of patient care when it comes to replacing missing or failing teeth. Implants, made of titanium roots, are biocompatible and encourage new bone formation, allowing them to be even stronger than regular tooth roots. This means that implants can be used to support anything from single porcelain crown to multiple tooth dental bridges, or even full mouth dentures.
Placement and Restoration
Although many dentists offer implant restoration services, there are far fewer that provide start to finish implant therapy in their practices. Dr. Christopher Chan provides implant therapies beginning with comprehensive treatment as well as restoring implants for patients that have come from other dental practices.
What Makes Implants So Successful?
Titanium is extremely biocompatible, making it the material of choice for many types of procedures, including joint replacements. A process called osseointegration encourages new bone growth around the implant, fusing it with the jaw and making it extremely strong, so strong that the weight of multiple teeth can be supported on just one implant root.
Traditional dentures are often bulky and make it difficult to enjoy meals or even to talk. Implant-retained dentures are much more streamlined. Shaped like a “U”, they follow the shape of the natural jawbone in the mouth and free up space that was traditionally used to create a suction to hold the denture in. Most implant-retained dentures can be placed on as few as 4 implant roots. Unlike traditional dentures, implant-retained dentures stay in place permanently and never have to be removed.