Whether you are missing a single tooth or are ready to take your first step towards dentures, East End Dental is your source for dental implants in St. John’s. Read on to learn more about what dental implants are and how they work, then contact us to schedule an appointment today!
A dental implant is an artificial root made of titanium metal. It is inserted into the jawbone to replace the root of the missing tooth. An artificial replacement tooth is attached to the implant. The implant acts as an anchor to hold the replacement tooth in place. The implant process begins with a visit to a specialist who will place the implant. After the implant has been placed and has healed, you will return to East End Dental where we will complete the final restoration. Dental implants can support single crowns, bridges, or dentures.
If you are missing a single tooth, an implant can be placed to fill in the missing space. Once the implant has been placed by the specialist, you will return to East End Dental. We will attach an abutment to your implant and from there, we will design a crown for you. This will look and function the same as a natural tooth.
When replacing several teeth or all of your teeth, a fixed bridge is anchored to your dental implants. A bridge replaces one or more missing teeth by spanning an area that has no teeth. The bridge is held firmly in place by dental implants on each side of the missing tooth or teeth.
Removable dentures can be supported by two or more implants which provide stability. The denture “snaps” onto the implants and can be removed for cleaning. It is different from a conventional denture because it provides retention in the mouth, functioning more like natural teeth.
Fixed implant supported dentures are a more durable solution with teeth secured on four or more dental implants. This type of denture cannot be removed.
Call us today for more information about our dental implants in St. John's!