Dental Implant Options
Weighing Your Dental Implant Restoration Options
When it comes to replacing missing teeth with dental implants, patients have a number of restoration options to choose from. At our Edmonton dental practice, Dr. Derek Fika offers a range of implant restoration options, including:
Single Unit Dental Implants: Consisting of a dental implant covered by a single crown, this restoration is ideal in cases where only a single tooth is missing. To ensure your crown blends in naturally with the rest of your smile, this implant restoration is made of highly aesthetic porcelain or ceramic, which is then shade-matched to neighboring teeth. With single crown implants, patients are able to discreetly complete their smiles without risking their future oral health or function.
Implant-Supported Bridges: While traditional bridges require that neighboring teeth be reshaped in order to support the restoration, implant bridges are independently supported by dental implants. Patients do not have to worry about future restorative needs that often come with bridges, including damage to natural teeth under crowns. Additionally, implant-supported bridges can range in size, making them ideal for patients seeking to varying numbers of missing teeth.
Implant-Supported Dentures: For patients missing entire arches of teeth, implant-supported dentures offer the comprehensive coverage of dentures, combined with the stability and security of dental implants. Implant-supported dentures are also recommended for patients looking to secure existing dentures, thus eliminating the discomfort and unreliability that often accompanies removable dentures. As this restoration option integrates the jaw bone into treatment, it helps prevent additional bone deterioration and facial collapse.
Dental Implant Restorations in Edmonton
At Dr. Derek Fika Family Dentistry, our mission is to help patients find comprehensive solutions for regaining oral health and function. At our Edmonton dental practice, implant consultations begin with an in-depth examination of your smile. Using digital x-rays and panoramic imaging, we determine the right implant option for your smile and work with local oral surgeons for the preparation and placement of your dental implants.
Once your implants have been placed, patients return to our practice for implant restoration, during which in-depth imaging and impressions are used to create your unique prosthetic. Once placed, patients are able to regain full oral function as well as improved dental aesthetics.
To learn more about implant treatments available at Dr. Fika Family Dentistry, contact our Edmonton dental team today.