Dental Implants

Tooth Replacement for Patients in Barrington, RI

Missing teeth are a common problem with aesthetic and physiological effects that can greatly impact your oral health. Whether you have one missing tooth or you have lost most of your teeth to gum disease or tooth decay, dental implants may be the best treatment option to help you restore the function of your smile while boosting your confidence. At Maple Avenue Dentistry, we can help you understand all of your options for tooth replacement, including the many choices available with dental implants. Our Barrington dental practice will work closely with you to determine the right treatments for your smile and offer convenient follow-up care to ensure a lifetime of better health for your teeth and gums.

Reasons to Consider Dental Implants

Dental implants can be a favorable option over bridges or dentures, because they will help preserve the underlying jawbone that supports the teeth. Implants also prevent the remaining natural teeth from shifting out of place, and they can provide more stability to give you the freedom of eating all the foods you enjoy.

Types of Dental Implants

There are two different types of dental implants, which are discussed in further detail below. With either of these options, you might have one implant per crown or utilize options like implant-supported bridges or all-on-four implants to replace multiple teeth. Both types of dental implants have distinct advantages and disadvantages, so it is helpful to discuss each of them in detail during your consultation.

  • Endosteal – Endosteal implants are attached to the jawbone. They may be shaped like screws or cylinders, and they will eventually bond to the jaw for a strong foundation for the tooth root.
  • Subperiosteal – When endosteal implants are not an option due to a shallow jawbone, you might spare yourself from reconstructive surgery to rebuild the jaw by opting for subperiosteal implants. These implants are placed under the gum but on top of the jawbone.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Compared to fixed bridges, dentures, and other surface restorations, dental implants offer a number of benefits. They are the most natural looking type of restoration for missing teeth, and they can give you the most freedom with your daily activities. Dental implants are permanent, and they can provide superior comfort over dentures, which may slip out of place or break during regular use.

To schedule a consultation where you can discuss every aspect of dental implant treatment in Barrington, call Maple Avenue Dentistry today. Our practice cares for patients of all ages with more than 70 years of combined experience among our staff.

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