Solutions for Missing Teeth
Tooth loss is more common than most people think — sadly, it’s estimated that 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Thankfully, dental implants offer a permanent and natural-looking tooth restoration that enhances your smile while protecting your health.
Whether you’re missing one tooth, multiple teeth, or a full arch, Dr. Bedich and his team can restore health, beauty, and function to your smile with dental implants. Explore our guide to learn the difference between our implant solutions and decide which one is right for you.
Restoration Options with Dental Implants
Dental implants are designed to replace the roots of your missing teeth and provide strong support to secure a replacement tooth on top. Implants protect your oral health in a way that other treatments can’t because of osseointegration, the process of your implant fusing with your jawbone. Using one or more dental implants as a foundation, Dr. Bedich can replace any number of missing teeth for a natural-looking restoration.
Single Tooth Replacement
For patients who are only missing one tooth, we can fill the gap in your smile with a custom-made dental implant. The implant fixture is placed in your jawbone to act as a root for your new prosthetic tooth. Learn more about the process for single tooth replacement.
For patients with busy schedules and plenty of jawbone density, Dr. Bedich can restore your smile in just one visit to our office with same day dental implants. This innovative treatment condenses a procedure that normally takes months into just a few hours.
If you’re missing several teeth, each one can be replaced with an individual dental implant. However, this will likely end up being inconvenient and expensive.
Typically, the best option for multi-tooth replacement is a dental bridge or partial denture secured with multiple implants. Your implants will anchor the bridge or partial denture to your jawbone, eliminating the strain on your surrounding teeth caused by traditional multi-tooth replacements.
Full Arch Replacement
For patients missing all of their teeth in one or both arches, Dr. Bedich offers implant-supported dentures. These dentures are custom-made to match the shape and appearance of your natural teeth. While you’re waiting for your custom denture, Dr. Bedich will attach 4-6 dental implants per arch and fasten them to a temporary denture so you can enjoy the immediate benefits of a healthy smile.
For patients who are interested, Dr. Bedich also offers snap-on dentures that attach to implants for stability but can be removed for your convenience.