Missing teeth are a serious issue and can impact important parts of your daily life, such as bite and speech. With dental implants, missing teeth are entirely replaced and do prosthetics do affect the surrounding healthy teeth in the process. At Southland Dental Care, our Hayward, CA dentists and professional staff provide dental implant options based on your specific needs.
WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Placed directly at the site of the missing tooth, dental implants are made of biocompatible titanium and act as a tooth root. Implants strengthen the bone and add support in order to keep important oral structures from collapsing. Once the dental implant is placed, an abutment and restoration are attached. At our Hayward dental practice we offer restorations that include porcelain crowns, bridges, and dentures to replace teeth.
TYPES OF DENTAL IMPLANTS IN HAYWARD, CA
Single Tooth Dental Implants
If you’re missing one tooth, there is no need to place a bridge and alter surrounding teeth. Dental implants replace the entire tooth with the use of a porcelain crown and implant post.
With multiple missing teeth, a dental bridge can be supported with dental implants instead using surrounding teeth as anchors.
If you like the convenience of removable dentures, but hate that they do not stay in place or are uncomfortable to wear, snap in dentures offer a solution. With a unique ball-headed attachment on implant posts, retrofitted dentures can be made to attach and snap into place with light pressure.
With the use of four or more dental implants, patients can have a permanent full arch restoration with hybrid dentures. These dentures are screw-retained into implants, allowing for more stability and comfort. These dentures can be removed by our Hayward dentist to professionally clean at routine appointments.
A Nobel Biocare® concept, patients who are missing a full arch of teeth can enjoy full smile rehabilitation with only four dental implants. As implants are placed at an angle, this treatment concept allows for the support and stability to permanently affix the prosthetic to implants, restoring the function and look of your smile, often without the need for a bone graft.
Mini Dental Implants
The latest in implant technology, mini dental implants are smaller in diameter, less invasive, and more cost effective. Although they are typically only recommended if the patient has adequate vertical bone, they are used to support prosthetics such as dentures and bridges and do not require complex surgery.
CONTACT OUR HAYWARD DENTAL PRACTICE TODAY
Restore the look and function of your smile with dental implants. With our variety of dental implant types, we offer patients choices that re specific to their individualized needs. For more information about dental implants in Hayward, contact Southland Dental Care today.