Dental Implants: The Best Teammate For Your Smile
The best restorative dentistry occurs when all the pieces work together. Dental implants are one of the pieces that make a huge difference in how much your restoration can do for you.
We like our sports in Michigan. No matter who you root for, you know that the most successful teams work together for a common goal. And in the world of restorative dentistry, there’s no better teammate than dental implants.
The dentists of Hubbard & Leath Dental have extensive training and experience placing dental implants. They know from experience the difference that implants can make for our patients in and around Rochester Hills, MI.
Schedule a consultation today to find out how dental implants can help you replace one or more missing teeth.
Dental Implants And Dental Crowns
Besides our own Dr. Hubbard and Dr. Leath, dental implants and dental crowns might be the dynamic duo of dentistry.
Together, these two restorative services can create one complete artificial tooth. By that, we mean it’s not made of natural parts. For all other purposes, however, you will have a fully functioning and realistic looking “tooth.”
Unless you tell most people that one of your teeth is fake, it’s unlikely that they will ever know.
Dental crowns have been used for years to repair damaged, discolored, and decayed teeth. With the development of dental implants, they took on a new purpose in replacing individual teeth.
A dental implant will add stability and security to your dental crown. Each implant replaces the root of a missing tooth. By attaching the dental crown to the dental implant, you have a whole tooth replacement.
Call 248.266.2528 if you would like to find out how to get one for yourself or someone you love.
Dental Implants And Dental Bridges
Dental implants have improved dental bridges as well.
With a traditional dental bridge, a dentist would have to grind down two healthy teeth to provide the support for the bridge. In general, dentists want their patients to preserve as many healthy teeth as they can for as long as possible.
Grinding down otherwise healthy teeth does not fit with that desire.
Thanks to dental implants, this unnecessary grinding is no longer required to support a dental bridge.
Today, we can place one or more dental implants depending on the number of teeth to be replaced and the location of your missing teeth.
Again, the implant act as prosthetic roots. This created a secure foundation to hold the dental bridge in place. The bridge itself is created by fusing multiple dental crowns together.
Our team at Hubbard & Leath Dental has created a number of implant-supported bridges for patients. The end result restores the appearance of their smiles as allows them to continue eating the foods they love to eat.
Dental Implants And Dentures
The impact of dental implants in restorative dentistry may be most obvious with implant-supported dentures.
For a long time, people who were edentulous (missing one or both rows of teeth) had one option — dentures. These traditional dentures rested outside of their gums, which limited how much they could help.
A high-quality set of traditional dentures could be made to look like natural teeth. That’s great for your smile, but it isn’t going to restore your bite force. And, yes that’s important.
Researchers have measured the bite force of patients with dentures. The maximum bite force for traditional dentures wearers is around 50 pounds of pressure, according to multiple studies.
For comparison’s sake, a person with a full set of healthy teeth has a bite force between 200 and 250 pounds. That affects what kinds of food you can eat, and it affects how comfortable you feel while you are eating.
At Hubbard & Leath Dental, you could receive a series of carefully placed dental implants to support your dentures. By doing this, you will still have a great-looking smile, and you will regain nearly all of your original biting power.
With implant-supported dentures, you can keep eating what you want to eat without undue stress or strain.
What Can Dental Implants Do For You?
By scheduling a consultation, our dentists can examine your jaw, answer your questions, and let you know if dental implants along with one of our other services can restore you smile and more!
You owe it to yourself to find out what dental implants could do for you.