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Dental implants come in various types to address different dental issues. In this post, Dr. Elaine Wu will guide you through the main types of implants to help you identify the best solution for your needs.


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#1 Single Tooth Implants for Gaps

If you have one or two gaps from missing teeth, a single tooth implant might be the ideal solution. Imagine this: A small titanium post is placed into your jawbone to replace the missing tooth root, which then fuses with the bone over time. A natural-looking crown is then mounted on top to complete your smile seamlessly. Patients prefer single tooth implants for several reasons:

  • They maintain the symmetry and fullness of your smile.
  • They function just like your natural teeth.
  • They provide secure, long-term stability. Single tooth implants are an excellent choice whether your tooth loss is due to an accident, decay, or hereditary factors.

#2 Multiple Implants for Large Gaps

For those with larger gaps, such as three or more consecutive missing teeth, multiple dental implants might be recommended. This involves:

  • Inserting two or more titanium posts across the gap.
  • Attaching small connectors, known as abutments, to the posts.
  • Securing a custom-made bridge onto the abutments to bridge the gap. This fixed solution looks natural, blends seamlessly with your existing teeth, and unlike removable partial dentures, it remains firmly in place. With multiple implants, you can eat, speak, and live normally, plus they help prevent bone loss which can alter facial structure and age your appearance.

#3 All-on-4 – A Full Arch Solution

For patients missing most or all of their teeth on an arch, the All-on-4 dental implants offers a revolutionary solution. With just four implants, a full arch of teeth can be securely supported. The process includes:

  • Strategically placing four titanium implants in the jaw.
  • Attaching abutments to these implants.
  • Fitting a full set of teeth that snap securely onto the implants. The All-on-4TM method is cost-effective, requires less recovery time, and minimizes discomfort. It provides immediate stability for new teeth, whether you choose a fixed or removable option. This technique restores full dental function, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. Patients often describe the transformation as life-changing.

Whether you’re considering a single implant or a full arch restoration, Dr. Elaine Wu and the team at ReNew Dental in Tewksbury, MA, are here to help. With state-of-the-art solutions tailored to your needs, you can regain not just functionality but also the confidence that comes with a complete, natural-looking smile.



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#4 Implant Supported Dentures 

Over 35 million Americans rely on conventional dentures, which often come with challenges:

  • Frequent slipping and uncomfortable movement
  • The necessity for messy adhesives
  • Ongoing bone loss post-extraction
  • Accelerated aging of the facial structure

Fortunately, dental implants can transform this experience, offering enhanced stability and comfort. Dr. Elaine Wu at ReNew Dental provides several implant-supported denture options:

  • Securing your current dentures using 2-4 implants
  • Crafting a new implant-supported overdenture

With these options, your dentures will click into place securely, eliminating slippage and discomfort. This allows for worry-free eating, speaking, and smiling, restoring confidence in your daily interactions.

#5 Teeth-in-an-Hour™ – Instant Smile Transformations

Need a comprehensive smile overhaul quickly? The Teeth-in-an-Hour™ technique at ReNew Dental offers a swift and effective solution, delivering a complete set of non-removable implant-supported teeth in just about an hour. The process involves:

  • Removing unhealthy teeth
  • Placing 4-6 implants directly into the tooth sockets
  • Attaching a temporary bridge to these implants
  • Leaving the office with a full, functional smile

As the implants integrate with your jawbone, a permanent bridge replaces the temporary one, finalizing your new smile. Some initial discomfort may occur, but the dramatic improvement is worth it for most patients.

Determining Your Best Option

When recommending implants, Dr. Wu considers several key factors:

  • Number of missing or unhealthy teeth
  • Jawbone density and specific anatomical features
  • Your budget and timeframe for achieving results

At ReNew Dental, our goal is to tailor a dental plan that aligns perfectly with your individual needs, whether it’s a single implant or a full-mouth restoration.

Act Now for a Healthier Smile

Don’t let missing or damaged teeth affect your self-esteem. Dr. Elaine Wu understands the emotional impact and offers a path to regain your smile confidently:

  1. Personalized consultations to discuss your dental aspirations.
  2. Advanced solutions including dental implants, veneers, and Invisalign.
  3. Supportive care from a compassionate team at every step of your journey.

Schedule a consultation at ReNew Dental in Tewksbury, MA, to explore your options and craft a treatment plan that restores both function and beauty to your smile. Visit our website in the meantime for more information.


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Can I get implants immediately after an extraction?

Sometimes, immediate implant placement is possible, preserving bone and expediting recovery. However, this depends on your specific condition and needs.

How do I care for my implants?

Care routines for implants are similar to natural teeth: brush, floss, and attend regular cleanings. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and avoid harsh scrubbing.

Who qualifies for implants?

Healthy gums and sufficient jawbone make you a prime candidate for implants. We assess your oral and overall health to determine your suitability.

What do implants feel like?

Implants are embedded in the jawbone, so you won’t feel the implant itself. The attached crowns are designed to look and function like real teeth, offering superior stability compared to traditional dentures.

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