It used to be that if you lost a tooth, you had limited options. Maybe you could get an unattractive metal bridge. Of course, if you lost many or all of your teeth, you were pretty much stuck with dentures which could slip at any time.
These limitations no longer exist thanks to dental implants. Dental implants are prosthetic teeth that are permanently anchored into your bone. This secure fitting means they are not removable and you never have to take them out – even to sleep.
Dr. Lu at Downtown Dental Services has extensive experience in placing dental implants, and we have several natural-appearing implant options to meet your needs.
- A single tooth implant is ideal for one or more lost teeth. This implant can exist unsupported by other teeth. Once the implant has had time to integrate with the underlying bone, Dr. Lu will apply a crown on top of the implant that will mimic your natural tooth.
- An implant-supported bridge is perfect for patients who are missing several adjacent teeth. This is a natural-looking bridge that is fixed to two or more implants. This option is cost-effective and durable.
- A full mouth implant-supported prosthesis is a modern replacement for full dentures. These prostheses are available for both the upper and lower arch and are anchored to at least two implants for each arch. This is a great answer for patients suffering from problems with denture slippage as the implant anchors make sure the prosthesis stays in the proper place.
Downtown Dental Services has amazing tooth replacement choices and we provide FREE consultations for dental implants. Call (216) 696-1441 our Cleveland dental office to learn more.