When a patient is missing one or more permanent teeth, our dentist may recommend dentures. Because the needs of our patients are wide and varied, Dr. Tammy Perison offers many dental implant options in West Seneca, New York. The type of dental implants you receive will depend on the number of teeth that need to be replaced.
Single-Tooth Dental Implant
As the name suggests, this option is used when a patient is replacing a single tooth. Dental implants are made up of an implant post and a restoration. The post is surgically placed in the bone socket of the missing tooth, where it acts as replacement tooth roots. The restoration will replace the tooth itself. In the case of a single-tooth dental implant, the restoration will be a crown.
If a patient is missing multiple teeth and has enough bone structure in their jaw, our dentist can place an implant-supported bridge. Because the dental bridge is supported by implants, the surrounding teeth will not need to be shaped.
When a patient is missing most or all of their teeth, Dr. Tammy Perison may place implant-supported teeth. A regular denture rests on the gums and may slide or slip. Implants offer stability to the denture so the individual can easily eat and speak properly.
Contact our office today to learn more and to schedule an appointment.