To smile confidently is a challenge for people with missing teeth. In addition to a “gap” in the smile, missing teeth can also cause skin sagging and the formation of folds and wrinkles.
General Dentistry Limited is a premier provider of implant-supported prostheses in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We offer innovative treatment options to help you deal with the consequences of losing a single tooth or multiple teeth. We will recommend the type of prosthesis that will work best for your individual situation.
What Are Implant Prostheses?
Dental implant prostheses are essentially replacement teeth that are attached to or supported by implants that are surgically placed in the jawbone. There are a variety of implant prostheses available depending on the specific needs and conditions of the patient. The most common implant prostheses include:
- Single Prosthesis – A crown attached to its own implant, used to replace a single missing tooth.
- Partial Prosthesis or Fixed Bridge – A partial prosthesis is used to replace a long span of missing teeth and is removable. A fixed bridge replaces multiple teeth, is not removable and requires at least two implants.
- Complete Dental Prosthesis – A removable or fixed prosthesis used to replace all teeth in the upper or lower arch.
Choosing The Right Type Of Prosthesis
A comprehensive exam is necessary to determine the condition of your mouth and your suitability for a specific type of prosthesis. Dr. Katie Reardon at General Dentistry Limited will work with you to create the most appropriate treatment plan for your dental situation. We will explain every treatment option and give you an estimate of cost. Based on the information gathered at your examination, we will let you know if a fixed or removable implant supported prosthesis is right for you.
Prepare to smile with confidence and live your life to the fullest. Your journey to a more beautiful, younger looking you starts with a consultation with Dr. Katie Reardon.
Contact us today for inquiries, comments and appointment requests. You may reach us by calling 605-339-1381 or by filling out our online form.