Replacing Individual Teeth
Dental implants are titanium posts inserted into the jaw to act as replacement tooth roots. Dental implants with their attached replacement teeth look, feel and function just like natural teeth and are the strongest, most lifelike and longest-lasting option for tooth replacement.
For a broken-down tooth needing extraction, or a single tooth that is already missing, Dr. Malin can expertly place a dental implant and a top-quality dental crown for all eligible candidates. Because of recent technical advances in implant dentistry, most patients are now candidates for dental implants.
Dental Implants vs. Dental Bridges
An implant-supported crown has many advantages over a traditional dental bridge. Traditional dental bridges require grinding down the adjacent, often healthy, teeth and covering them with crowns to support the bridge. This severely weakens those teeth and can lead to fracture, tooth decay or infection over time. Bridges also have an average life span of only ten years.
Bone loss occurs under a missing tooth due to the absence of chewing pressure on the jaw. The replacement tooth in the dental bridge provides no chewing pressure to maintain bone volume and does nothing to prevent bone loss.
Dental implants require no grinding down of adjacent teeth. They provide the chewing pressure needed to maintain bone volume in your jaw and can last a lifetime if properly cared for. They have numerous advantages over all other forms of tooth replacement.
Advanced Technology for Same-Day Implant Treatment
Dr. Malin uses the latest dental 3D imaging and special planning software to determine the exact placement angle and position for the implant. He also plans out any needed bone grafting ahead of time so that the implant will have the necessary support and will be stable.
If you have a broken-down tooth that needs to be extracted, Dr. Malin will do so with a gentle technique to preserve the maximum amount of gum and bone tissue around the extracted tooth. This minimizes the need for bone grafting and speeds healing.
In the vast majority of cases, Dr. Malin can place the implant and any needed bone grafts immediately after tooth extraction. If the implant is in a visible area, he will provide a temporary cosmetic tooth that preserves your appearance while putting no pressure on the implant as it heals.
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