Dental Implant Restorations
Implants can be used for a variety of restorations. They can replace individual teeth and they can also be used as abutments for bridgework. When a dental bridge would be advisable, but there is not a neighboring tooth to attach it to, an implant can provide the abutment. Implants are also used as denture stabilizers. When used this way, they lock onto the denture so there is no slippage or movement of the denture. This is good news for those with dentures who are constantly in the public eye.
Dental implants are an investment in time and money that many people find worth their while. The single implant is aesthetically appealing because it stands alone and resembles a real tooth. People cannot usually tell the difference between an implant and a natural tooth.
Dr. Frederick will need to assess the condition of the implant site to ensure that you are a good candidate for this restorative dental procedure. There are options if it is determined that the site is not appropriate for an implant at this time. Dr. Frederick will explain those options to you. If you are a candidate, he will talk to you in-depth about the procedure so that you have thorough understanding of the time and care necessary for a successful implant.
Overall, dental implants have a high rate of success. Occasionally something will happen with one that will require repairing. Unless there is damage that you can see, you will have no way of knowing that there is a problem. Regular dental checkups are important for you to keep in order for Dr. Frederick to check the status of your implant. If you do see or feel some damage, or you think there is a problem, do not delay in contacting our office for an evaluation.