Deciding to get dental implants is a life changing decision! You are choosing to take action to regain your dental health and restore the beautiful smile you once enjoyed. Now that the decision is made it is time to consider what type of dental prosthesis is right for your needs. A prosthesis is the new dental restoration attached to the implants and there are several different types you can choose from. After your examination our team will discuss all the options best suited to your case and help you to make the best decision.
The surgeon will recommend the number of implants you will need depending upon the type of complete prosthetic you are getting. A fixed bridge prosthesis – permanent tooth replacement – is recommended for patients who have lost all their teeth but have not suffered extensive bone loss in the jaw. The doctor may recommend an overdenture if you have lost a significant amount of the bone needed for face/lip support. This type of prosthesis fits over the implants rather than being permanently attached.
A single prosthetic device used to replace an individual tooth. Every prosthetic tooth is securely attached to a single implant.
Sometimes called a fixed bridge, this type of prosthetic device can replace several teeth and may only require one or two implants.
A complete dental prosthesis is used to replace every tooth in the upper or lower jaw.
Also called an overdenture, this type of prosthetic attaches to a bar or ball-in-socket attachments.
Placing dental implants is a collaborative effort between your dentist and our Nu Image surgeons. From the initial consultation to the final visit, we will be in constant communication with you and your dentist and look forward to providing you with world-class service.