Dental Implants: What Are My Options?

If you recently found out you need dental implants (or if it is something you have known for a while), we're here to help you out.
October 24, 2022
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Harrison Spriggs
Dental Implant Model Being Shown

If you recently found out you need dental implants (or if it is something you have known for a while)... the process can be overwhelming.

There is so much information out there. It can be hard to make a choice. Well... we are here to help you out.

Dental implants are the best way to get your mouth back.

See, dental implants are the closest thing to natural teeth. You can do most things with dental implants that you can do with your natural teeth.

That is why dental implants continue to be the best option.

In this article we will cover the different types, and the procedures.

There Are Two Different Types of Dental Implants

-Subperiosteal - This is when implants are not installed into the bone. Instead, they are placed below the gum line on top of the bone.  These types of implants are not as strong as Endosteal implants.

-Endosteal - These implants, installed into the bone, are the strongest option. The implants act like natural teeth roots.

At Nuvia Dental Implant Center, we focus on endosteal implants. Because this is all we focus on, we offer an incredible amount of experience and professionalism. A regular dentist office doesn't spend all of their time in one thing. But we do.

Basically, there are four different types of endosteal implants.

  1. Single tooth
  2. Implant supported bridge
  3. Implant supported denture
  4. Full arch

Single Tooth Implants
Single Dental Implant

Single tooth implants are exactly what they sound like. The implant surgeon secures the implant to the jaw. Then puts on a crown. This procedure is best when only one tooth is missing or needs replacing. And, the jaw bone is healthy enough for the implant.

A good example of this is if you were out on the basketball court and you got your front tooth knocked out. If the tooth wasn't saved, an implant is a perfect option.

But hurry because... when teeth are missing for an extended period of time, the jaw bone may shrink. It needs constant pressure and the force of the teeth roots to stay strong. Without a tooth, the bone can begin to shrink and lose density.

This is one of the reasons why it's important to get that tooth replaced right away. To avoid losing bone density. If the jaw loses density and shrinks... the implant process becomes much more complicated.

At Nuvia Dental Implant Center, our implant surgeons can determine if you are a good candidate. At your consultation, your Nuvia Implant Specialist will take measurements. And show you the options available.

The sooner you are able to set up your consultation, the better your situation will be. Fill out this evaluation form and request a voucher for a free consultation.

Again, a single tooth implant is just one option and usually the best option when the jaw bone is healthy. And when only one tooth is missing or beyond repair.

If more than one tooth is missing, there are other options.

Implant Supported Bridge
Dental Implant Bridge

An implant supported bridge is another option. This option is useful when many teeth next to each other are missing.

The dental surgeon will place implants at the end, then bridge the gap.

A situation when this is a good choice: When 3 or 4 adjacent teeth are missing or decayed beyond repair.

Implant Supported Denture
All on 4 Dental Implants

Also called an overdenture. It snaps onto implant posts. Or onto an implant supported metal frame that sits on your gums. This type of denture is removable. But, much more secure than traditional dentures.

An implant secured denture allows more biting force than a traditional denture. And the placement of implants will stop further bone loss.

A situational example: if you have dentures already, but are sick of them. You can't eat the food you want. You can't taste the food you do eat. And they pop out when you laugh and talk. Or your mouth is sore and your jaw bone is shrinking.

This is not uncommon for denture wearers.

Shrinking jaw bone causes sunken cheeks and pointed chin. Sometimes this is called "witch chin". If you have been wearing traditional dentures for a long time... a bone graft may be necessary.

At your consultation, a dental implant expert will be able to show you your options.

Full Fixed Arch
All on 6 Full fixed arch

This option has been referred to as the latest and greatest. Some call it the "Cadillac of dental implants”. This option can allow you to eat the food you miss. Full fixed arch can give you the ability to eat steak, apples, corn, etc. With this option you don't have to worry about your teeth falling out.

For full fixed arch implants, the implant surgeon installs four to six implant posts. Top and bottom. These implants securely fasten to your jaw bone. In some cases, the implant surgeon will need to perform a bone graft. This happens when the jaw bone has shrunk over time.

At Nuvia Dental Implant Center, we focus solely on the Full Fixed Arch solution. We have found that this is the solution best suited for our patients, and can help them get their smile back in just 24 hours.

That's right, 24 hours. Because this is our sole focus we have been able to adopt technology and systems to allow us to place a PERMANENT set of teeth in just 24 hours. No temps, no liquid diet, and no wait of up to 10+ months. To learn more about the difference between "Teeth-in-a-day" (which can include temps, a liquid diet, and a wait up to 10+ months) and our process, click here.

Losing teeth can be a traumatic experience. And, most of the time, people find this overwhelming.

Whether you have been without teeth for a while, or you are sick of traditional dentures... dental implants could be the best option to get your life back.

Imagine eating the foods you love again. Corn, apples, steak... you name it. How about beef jerky? These foods can be a reality again.

Booking your consultation is the best way to find out what your needs are. And the good news…  We are giving out vouchers for a free consultation! Just fill out this form here.

This consultation can normally cost up to or over $300.00. But, at Nuvia, we want the world to know what the options are. And we want the world to know how amazing dental implants can be.

We have seen so many happy patients that have had their lives changed walk through our doors. Patients that have become family. The grandma who never thought she would be able to eat pizza with her grandkids again. Or the dad who can now be in his daughters' selfies without feeling embarrassed.

At Nuvia Dental Implant Center we are all about adding years onto life. When teeth are missing. Or when dentures are destroying your appetite... Nutrition suffers. It's one of the life changing perks of dental implants. Imagine spending years not able to eat foods you love. And, not able to eat nutritious foods.

This can have a very negative impact on health... especially over many years. Dental implants can change lives by allowing you to eat not only delicious, but nutritious foods.

Next Steps:

If you are tired of broken, missing, or decaying teeth. And you are ready to get your life back. Your journey begins with filling out the brief survey. This will let you know if you are a good candidate. If you are, the next step is your free consultation.

At your consultation, your Nuvia Dental Implant consultant will help you to determine your treatment. A very simple process that will help map out your treatment plan. This is a non-invasive consultation, with a CT scan and a comfy chair for you to talk to the consultant.

At Nuvia Dental Implant Center our focus is to make it as easy as possible to give you your desired results. Payment plans are available to those who qualify.

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