Implants can replace teeth that have been missing since birth or have been lost due to gum disease, infection, trauma, or decay. They can also be used to hold a denture in place, so that with implants, patients no longer experience the slipping, moving, or irritation often associated with dentures. Dental implants look, feel, and function like a natural tooth because they are made of a metal that is highly compatible with the jawbone and are surgically attached to the jawbone and become an integrated part of your mouth. Both small diameter and large diameter implants can be used and Dr. Hudimac can help you decide which options suits you best. The implant procedure is completed by attaching fixed or removable natural and functional tooth structures to the implant components, providing you once again with the comforts and confidence that accompanies a beautiful smile.
Partial dentures are indicated if some serviceable teeth are present for support in conjunction with the gums and jawbone. A partial denture, though removable, provides replacement of the appearance & function for missing teeth.
Full dentures are used if there are not any teeth left for support. The full denture covers more of the jaw than a partial denture and is partly held in place by natural vacuum in the mouth.