Implant Comparisons Types of Dental Implants
One of the reasons why dental implants are becoming the new standard in tooth replacement is their versatility. Whether you’re looking to replace a complete row of upper and lower teeth, multiple teeth, or a single tooth, dental implants can address a wide range of tooth replacement needs. If you’re not sure which type is right for you, your ClearChoice doctor will examine your condition and help you decide during your free one-hour consultation.
Rather than living with the constant discomfort and hassles of dentures, many people opt for full-mouth dental implant restoration. The good news is that you don’t need a dental implant for every one of your missing teeth. Thanks to advances in dental implant technology, ClearChoice doctors can attach an entire row of upper or lower teeth using as few as four precisely placed implants, sometimes referred to as All-On-Four®1 or AO4®2.
Occasionally a patient is missing more than one tooth, but still has healthy gums and surrounding teeth. In this case, a multiple implant is the best solution. In the diagram above, three fixtures are implanted and the crown is attached, leaving the natural teeth around them intact.
If you have an issue with a single failing or missing tooth, the doctors at ClearChoice can easily fix that with a single dental implant. Rest assured, your new tooth will look and function like your other natural teeth.
1All-On-Four is a registered trademark of Nobel Biocare.
2AO4 is a registered trademark of Kinetic Dental Lab, LLC.