Andrew Greenberg, DMD, promotes healthy smiles with dental implants
For many decades, the primary forms of tooth replacement have been dental bridges and dentures. Because of their longevity in the dental field, these two conventional forms of tooth replacement remain popular choices today. A few decades ago, however, a new and improved tooth replacement option became available. Today, dental implants are described as the only permanent tooth replacement available.
Whether for the replacement of a single tooth or all teeth, dental implants are the ideal treatment for the ultimate restoration. Most people are good candidates for implants, which require healthy gum tissue and adequate bone density for long-lasting function. As several advances in treatment have been made, some with a lesser amount of bone structure can still benefit greatly from implant treatment. Andrew Greenberg, DMD, is extensively trained to provide this treatment, and works one-on-one with patients to determine the best course of action.
Compared to traditional bridgework, implants are actually more conservative due to the fact that no other teeth are involved in the restoration. When a conventional bridge is placed, the two teeth adjacent to the gap are altered so that permanent crowns can be placed over them. These teeth then serve as anchors for the artificial tooth or teeth filling the gap. All pressure of chewing is placed on these two teeth. A dental implant, being a solitary restoration, requires no alteration of healthy teeth. Due to it being anchored in the jaw, just like a natural tooth, the implant is able to absorb the pressure that occurs when chewing.
For those who have lost all of their teeth, or had them removed, the most common restoration has been full dentures. The development of dental implants is making life easier and far more enjoyable for people with conventional dentures. Implants, which are inserted directly into jawbone, create the perfect foundation on which a denture appliance can be affixed. With this structure, containing four to six implants, dentures become so stable that all sorts of foods can be enjoyed without concern over comfort or stability.
Tooth replacement is an important journey. Understanding this, we work with our patients to meet their individual needs, promoting healthy smiles through appropriate treatment. If you require tooth replacement, we have solutions that will work for the long-term.
Contact us today for your visit at Mouth Carolina Dentistry.