Types of Dental Implants in Woburn and Winchester
Here at our Woburn and Winchester dental implant office, we offer several different types of dental implants to choose from to suit your individual needs:
If you are missing an individual tooth, a single dental implant is a perfect replacement option.
Your Woburn and Winchester dental implant dentist will surgically place a titanium post within your jawbone, and the dental crown–or artificial tooth–will then be placed over that post.
We also offer the All-on-6 dental implant procedure, which is one of the most advanced dental implant placement options available. The All-on-6 dental implant approach provides patients with an entirely new set of teeth on the upper jaw, lower jaw, or even both.
The innovation of the All-on-6 procedure in Woburn and Winchester lies in providing you with an entirely new set of teeth – with only 6 implants placed per arch. The All-on-6 dental implant procedure replaces an entire arch of missing teeth instead of a gap of two or three teeth.
The implant-supported bridge is the perfect option for those missing multiple teeth that are next to one another. Instead of a traditional dental bridge that is supported by your natural teeth, an implant-supported bridge receives its support from a pair of implants.
One implant is placed at either end of the bridge, with artificial teeth taking up the entire restoration. An implant-supported bridge is a viable option for replacing 3-4 teeth in a row.
Typically, dentures are supported by the gums and are secured with adhesives. This method can restore some function and beauty to your smile but is far from ideal. Adhesives can become unstuck at inopportune times. They can also make fitting your dentures snugly into your mouth a hassle, interfering with basic functions such as biting, chewing, and even speaking. Additionally, dentures don’t fuse with your jawbone and, therefore, can cause eventual bone loss.
As an alternative, implant-supported dentures do not rely on adhesives. Instead, they use dental implants to securely hold your dentures in place. The posts on which the implants will sit are surgically placed into your jawbone, preventing any possible slippage and making a seamless, beautiful, and functionally superior smile easy to obtain.