Teeth in a Day Dental Implants

Are Teeth-in-a-Day Dental Implants Suitable to Your Needs?

A dental implant is the ideal solution for replacing one tooth. While older dental practice called for using a bridge that connected one tooth to the two teeth surrounding it, a dental implant eliminates that by attaching the false tooth to a post that is surgically affixed to the jawbone. A dental crown is then attached to the post, becoming your new tooth. Once in place, proper oral hygiene is essential to prevent gum disease and future problems.

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Dental Bridge vs. Dental Implant: Understanding the Differences

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While a dental implant is surgically adhered to the jawbone, there are dental bridges that do not require this step and instead secure to the teeth on the sides of the gap.

They are made from a variety of materials that include acrylics, metal or gold alloys, and porcelain. There are three types of bridges:

  • Dental Implant Supported Bridges – Dental implant posts are surgically embedded into the jawbone and a series of teeth are then attached to the posts once the bone and post have grown a secure bond.
  • Fixed Dental Bridge – The bridge with the false teeth (called a pontic) is affixed to teeth on each side of the gap (abutment teeth). Crowns on the abutment teeth secure the pontic to the teeth. This is a permanent bridge that only a dentist is able to remove.
  • Removable Partial Dentures – Partial dentures connect to remaining teeth with some form of attachment. You can remove it for cleaning, but it’s not as strong as a dental implant supported bridge or a fixed dental bridge.

Caring for Your Teeth-in-a-Day Implants

Take care of your teeth-in-a-day implants carefully as the teeth, gums, and jawbone they connect to are essential to the implant’s longevity. With proper care, a dental bridge can last 10 years or longer. Brush a minimum of twice a day, though after every meal is even better. Floss each tooth, including the back of the tooth, daily using floss threaders designed for dental bridges.

As it can be hard to clean a dental bridge, your dentist may recommend special dental tools to ensure you’re cleaning thoroughly. Make sure you’re getting regular check-ups with your dentist. During that visit, ask your dentist for advice if you’re having problems getting into crevices.

Schedule a consultation with The Tamarac Dentist to learn more about your options for having a missing tooth replaced. We’re happy to answer your questions about tooth-in-a-day implants.

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