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Medically Reviewed By: Dr. Ryan Clagett

Mature Couple Taking Selfie Under TreesIf you’re in need of tooth replacement, you may have heard about dental implants. This system is the optimal tooth replacement option on the market today, and because it offers full oral restoration and an aesthetically pleasing smile, dental implants have changed the lives of so many Kentucky men and women.

Because everyone’s mouth and teeth are different, every dental implant is different. Dental implants come in all shapes and sizes, which allows Dr. Clagett to customize yours to fit your individual needs. If you’re considering dental implants to replace loose or missing teeth, keep reading and we will talk more about the different types of dental implants that are available.

Types of Dental Implants

As we mentioned, dental implants are very versatile and can be customized to fit the mouth of each individual patient. They are most often surgically placed into the jawbone and provide a permanent solution to tooth loss. To help you better understand the options you’ll have when discussing dental implants with Dr. Clagett, we’re talking more about the most common types of implants here:

Single Tooth Dental Implants

Single tooth dental implants are used to replace one tooth root for a single loose or missing tooth. Oftentimes, Kentucky men and women suffer from one missing tooth as a result of infection, disease, or injury. A single tooth dental implant will be matched specifically to the existing surrounding teeth so no one will be able to tell the prosthetic tooth from the natural teeth.

Dental Implant Bridges

As the name implies, a dental implant bridge uses 2 dental implants to support 2-3 missing teeth in a row. This option provides stimulation to the jawbone, thereby preserving it and the surrounding teeth. Jawbone stimulation not only helps maintain your smile and the shape of your face, but it also prevents future dental difficulties.

Snap-on Denture with Dental Implants

Revolutionizing the world of traditional dentures, snap-on denture dental implants allow Dr. Clagett to place just 2-4 dental implants into healthy jawbone to allow a denture to snap-on and become secure within the mouth. Kentucky patients who choose this option no longer have to suffer from the slipping and sliding of traditional dentures, and they are free to eat more of their favorite foods!

All-on-4/Fixed Denture Dental Implants

All-on-4 or Fixed Denture dental implants are a minimally invasive option using between 4 and 6 implants for each arch of teeth to provide Kentucky patients with a full-mouth restoration. These dental implants offer a fixed, screwed-in denture that doesn’t include the palate, and that isn’t bulky like a traditional denture. Many times, patients can have this type of dental implant procedure completed in one visit and walk away with an entirely new mouthful of teeth!

Visit Dr. Clagett Today to Find Out Which Type of Dental Implant is Recommended For You

Because of the versatility of modern dental implants, Dr. Clagett is able to fully customize your treatment to meet your specific needs.

If you’re ready to regain oral function and achieve a smile you are proud to show off, read about how to prepare for your first visit in our office.

Who Are We?

Derby City Dental Specialists strives to provide the latest best practices and advanced techniques for placing dental implants and treating periodontal disease while aligning care with each patient’s specific needs and goals in a relaxed, comfortable environment.

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What Problem Do We Solve for Our Patients?

Through implant dentistry and diverse gum treatments, we can replace missing teeth, stop the spread of gum disease, and create a healthier, stronger, natural-looking smile. Smile makeovers can correct imperfections and improve overall comfort and confidence.

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How We Solve These Problems for Our Patients

Dr. Clagett consults with each patient to understand their concerns and goals, then develops a customized treatment plan to achieve desired results. His extensive training in the field enables him to deliver innovative care.

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