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Types of dental implants and uses

Portrait of a young office worker standing in an officehttp:// Gonzalez Dental Care of Pembroke Pines, FL, our standard of care when it comes to replacing missing teeth is with implant dentistry. When teeth are extracted or lost, tooth replacement is necessary to restore the function and aesthetics of the smile. At the same time, by replacing a tooth with a dental implant, you are also improving the health of the smile by retaining bone of the jaw. This is part of what makes many patients choose dental implants over dentures or dental bridges. 

How do dental implants work? 

Dental implants are best described as tooth root replacements. These titanium posts are fabricated with metal that is biocompatible with the human body. This post is placed during oral surgery into the patient’s jaw bone underneath the gum line. The placement of the dental implant stimulates bone growth of the jaw through a process known as osseointegration, ensuring that the dental implant is held and stabilized by the jaw bone for optimum function. The top of the dental implant, called the abutment, rests above the gumline and is used to hold a restoration. 

What are the types of implants used in implant dentistry? 

There are various ways in which a dental implant may be used. Types of dental implants include single tooth dental implants, implant-supported bridges, and implant-supported dentures. All three of these options are available at Gonzalez Dental Care in Pembroke Pines, Florida. A single tooth implant uses a dental crown over the abutment to replace a single tooth. An implant-supported bridge uses a dental implant on one or both sides to support a dental bridge, replacing more than one tooth. Patients who need to replace all their teeth can use an implant-supported denture which uses four implants along the dental arch to hold false teeth in place. 

Schedule a complimentary consultation today 

Dental implants continue to be a favorable option for tooth replacement for many of our patients. We encourage you to consider the advantages of this treatment and determine if you are an appropriate candidate. Call Gonzalez Dental Care of Pembroke Pines, FL today to discuss your needs. We are conveniently located at 9818 Pines Boulevard and can be reached by calling (954) 432-4800.