Dental implant placement and restorations at Bayview Dental are a great way to replace a missing tooth or teeth. This is the process by which Dr. Eric Youngner places a dental implant in the bone and then creates a false tooth or multiple false teeth to attach, restoring your smile.
A high-quality dental restoration ensures that you feel more confident about your smile and that you can chew, speak, and eat without any issues. If you are interested in dental implants and implant restorations in Center City, contact the team at Bayview Dental right away to learn more about the process, and see if you’re a good candidate for dental implants.
90% of dental implants last 30+ years, so you will likely be able to keep your dental implant for the rest of your life.
Single-tooth implants are the most common and simplest type of dental implant restoration. As the name implies, this type of implant uses a single dental crown, which attaches directly to one dental implant to replace a missing tooth. Depending on your case, you may only require one single-tooth implant, or several may be used to replace and restore multiple missing teeth.
Dr. Youngner can also help with multiple-tooth dental implant restoration, such as implant-supported bridges. This treatment is similar to a traditional dental bridge, which uses two dental crowns attached to healthy teeth to support one or more false teeth and “bridge” a gap created by one or more missing teeth.
But instead of using your natural teeth, an implant-supported bridge attaches directly to two dental implants, making this a superior choice for some patients who are missing multiple teeth.
This is the most complex type of dental implant restoration. This treatment uses 4-6 dental implants placed in the upper, lower, or both arches of the mouth. Then, a set of removable or permanent implant-supported dentures is built to snap onto these implants.
These implants “lock” the dentures in place, preventing them from shifting and making them look more natural. Because of this, many patients who have suffered extensive tooth loss choose implant-supported dentures over traditional denture solutions.
Basic tooth extractions are required when a fully-erupted tooth has been damaged or destroyed beyond repair due to gum disease, tooth decay, or an oral injury. They are also sometimes called “simple extractions.”
If a basic extraction is necessary to remove one or more of your teeth, you will need to have the extracted teeth replaced with a partial denture, dental bridges, or dental implants. Failing to replace your teeth after an extraction can lead to further complications like teeth shifting toward the areas where your missing teeth used to be. During your consultation at Bayview Dental, Dr. Steve Bakke can discuss these treatments with you in more detail.
The wisdom teeth are the most commonly extracted teeth. This is the final set of four molars, which typically emerge between the ages of 17-25 in most patients. While these are a natural part of the mouth, they can disrupt the other teeth, causing a higher risk of tooth infections, and even changing the position of your bite.
Common signs that your wisdom teeth may need to be extracted include pain and discomfort in the rear of your mouth, bleeding or tender gums, and soreness and stiffness in the jaw. After they’re removed, the wisdom teeth do not need to be replaced, unlike other teeth.
After you receive your dental implant restorations from Bayview Dental, you should follow Dr. Youngner’s instructions to make sure that you care for your smile properly. Some restorations, like single-tooth implant restorations, require no special care beyond regular brushing and flossing, but cleaning implant-supported bridges and implant-supported bridges is a bit more complex.
You also should schedule regular six-month dental visits at Bayview Dental. During your consultation, our team will clean your teeth and maintain your dental implant. In addition, Dr. Youngner will be able to check on the condition of your natural teeth and your dental implants, ensuring that your mouth remains healthy.
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