At Smit Dental Clinic, we want our patients to have the best that Dentistry has to offer today. This includes dentists with advanced training in dental implant replacement of missing teeth and dental implant replacement when teeth are so heavily damaged they cannot be saved. We offer our patients the best implant materials and proven methods, and we are committed to making implant restoration of teeth as affordable as possible.
We can restore a single tooth with an implant and implant crown, restore two adjacent teeth with an implant retained bridge, and also restore edentulous mouths with supported or fixed partial and complete dentures. Each patient's implant treatment is individualized and performed by a Smit Dental Clinic expert. Oftentimes, mini implants can be used to stabilize a denture, and if you have lost all of your teeth on an arch, we can achieve the ultimate in stability and biting strength with hybrid overdentures fixed on as few as four dental implants.
Advantages of Dental Implants
1 It provide the opportunity for having a "fixed" prosthetic tooth, bridge, or denture that is immobile and does not have to be removed to be cleaned. This is more functionally stable and comfortable. So comfortable, in fact, that you may come to think of 2 your prosthetic teeth as your own natural ones.
2 Dental implants restore fully functional chewing, digestion, and speech. Denture slipping and discomfort are eliminated. You will be able to eat all the foods you enjoy. You will be able to drink all day long without fear of loosening your denture.
3 One or more missing teeth can be replaced without affecting adjacent teeth. In comparison, dental bridges require modification of adjacent teeth in order to anchor the bridge on crowns. In the case of removable partial dentures, clasps and repeated removal and reattachment can damage healthy teeth.
4 Dental implants stimulate bone tissue growth, much like natural tooth roots. When implants are in the jaw bone, bone resorption is halted, and this preserves your jaw structure and overall facial appearance. Bone resorption is a primary reason why removable dentures need to be refitted every few years. A dental implant retained denture can last the rest of your life.
5 Restoring missing teeth immediately with dental implants will also prevent teeth from shifting into missing tooth space. This will prevent joint pain and worsening bite problems associated with the resultant unnatural occlusion.
6 Dental implants will restore a confident, youthful smile!