Having a missing tooth can keep you from enjoying the foods that you love to eat. It can also keep you from smiling out of embarrassment, which can affect your self-confidence. Fortunately, our dentists in Manchester, VT at Manchester Dental Group, can replace any teeth that you’re missing with implant restorations.
Dental implants are a popular option for replacing missing teeth, with about five million going into people’s mouths every year. While most people will qualify for them, some are unable to get implants without additional work needing to take place on their jaws.
To be a candidate for dental implants, the jaw needs to be able to support them. Our dentists at Manchester Dental Group will take images of your jaw to measure its density and length.
Some people who lost teeth to dental decay may have damage to their jawbone as well. Fortunately, most people in Manchester, VT, will qualify for implant restorations, but others who don’t qualify may be able to undergo procedures to get them.
The type of implant that our dentists will recommend depends on how many teeth need replacing, if they are together in your mouth, and if your jaw can handle the number of implants that you will need. If they are only replacing one or two teeth, then your dentist may suggest regular-sized restorations.
Regular implants are the same size as natural teeth and come in three pieces: a titanium post, an abutment, and a dental crown. Once it goes into place in your jaw and heals, it functions like a natural tooth.
If replacing an entire arch, then our dentists may choose an All-on-4®️ or an All-on-6®️, which are smaller implants that can support an entire arch replacement for the upper or lower jaw. They may suggest implant-supported bridges or dentures as well.
If you have missing teeth and are curious about getting implant restorations, make an appointment to consult one of our dentists at Manchester Dental Group in Manchester, VT, to ask about restoring your beautiful smile.