The Advancements in Implant Dentistry: A Permanent Solution for Missing Teeth

Missing Teeth

Prestige Dental is proud to offer advanced solutions for those dealing with missing teeth. One of the best options available today is dental implants. They are a permanent solution that looks and feels like natural teeth. Let’s explore the process of getting dental implants, why they are better than traditional dentures or bridges, and the latest advancements in implant technology. At Prestige Dental –, we stay at the forefront of dental technology to provide our patients with the best possible care.

The Process of Dental Implants

Getting a dental implant involves a few key steps:

  1. Consultation and Planning. Your dentist will examine your mouth and take X-rays to plan the implant placement.
  2. Implant Placement. A small titanium post is surgically inserted into the jawbone. This post acts as a root for the new tooth.
  3. Healing Period. The implant needs time to bond with the jawbone, a process called osseointegration. This usually takes a few months.
  4. Abutment Placement. Once the implant is securely bonded, a small connector called an abutment is attached to the implant.
  5. Crown Placement. Finally, a custom-made crown (the visible part of the tooth) is placed on the abutment, completing the restoration.

Benefits Of Traditional Dentures or Bridges

Stability and Comfort:

  • Dental Implants: Implants are anchored securely in the jawbone, providing stability and comfort similar to natural teeth.
  • Traditional Dentures: Dentures can sometimes slip or cause discomfort.


  • Dental Implants: With proper care, implants can last a lifetime.
  • Bridges and Dentures: These typically need to be replaced every 5-10 years.

Bone Health:

  • Dental Implants: Implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss that can occur when teeth are missing.
  • Traditional Dentures and Bridges: These do not stimulate the jawbone, potentially leading to bone loss over time.

Aesthetics and Function:

  • Dental Implants: They look and function like natural teeth, enhancing your smile and allowing you to eat and speak with confidence.
  • Traditional Dentures and Bridges: While they improve appearance and function, they may not feel as natural or stable as implants.

Also Read: The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

Latest Advancements in Implant Technology

  1. Improved Materials. New materials for implants and crowns are stronger and more lifelike, ensuring better aesthetics and durability.
  2. Guided Surgery. Advanced imaging and computer-guided surgery allow for precise implant placement, increasing success rates and reducing recovery times.
  3. Mini Implants. These smaller implants can be used in cases where there is less bone available, providing more options for patients who might not be candidates for traditional implants.
  4. Immediate Load Implants. Sometimes called “same-day implants,” this technique allows for a temporary crown to be placed on the implant the same day as surgery, reducing the overall treatment time.
  5. Bioactive Coatings. New coatings on implants can promote faster and more effective integration with the bone, improving the stability and longevity of the implant.

Dental implants are a reliable and long-lasting solution for missing teeth, offering numerous benefits over traditional options. With the latest advancements in implant technology, now is a great time to explore how dental implants can enhance your smile and quality of life.