Multiple Tooth Implant
Dealing with missing or damaged teeth is never easy and prolonging your condition will only make it worse. Bacteria accumulating in the gap left behind by missing teeth can lead to infection and other periodontal disorders. While you may not realize it early on, it can also affect the health of nearby teeth negatively.
Restoring your damaged or missing teeth can not only help you get your smile back but also restore your natural bite force and chewing pattern so you can go back to eating the foods you like. Your oral health is important, so if you are dealing with missing or damaged teeth, Thomas Family Dentistry can help. We provide some of the best multiple tooth implants that will last you a lifetime.
Benefits of Multiple Tooth Implants
Multiple tooth implants are a popular restoration treatment for several reasons. Implant-supported restorations can restore your damaged or missing teeth without disturbing nearby natural teeth. This is important considering other restorations like removable bridges can damage nearby teeth. They are quite discrete in nature as they can imitate the feel and appearance of natural teeth.
Implant-supported bridges replace the tooth roots and help to preserve the health of underlying bone. Unlike other alternatives, you do not need to remove them in order to clean them. Simple brushing and flossing on a regular basis will be sufficient to maintain optimal oral hygiene. If cared for properly, they can last you a lifetime without any special equipment.
If a person is missing multiple teeth, it is not necessary to use individual implants for each tooth. Your dentist may place two implants on either side of the gap and secure the bridge (containing multiple crowns) on top of them. This is efficient and can also bring down the overall cost of the surgery. Single tooth implants are also available to restore a single missing tooth.
Dental implants are basically titanium posts that are surgically placed in the patient’s jawbone. With time, they will heal and fuse with the jawbone gathering enough strength to support a dental bridge. Once the dental implants fuse with the bone, abutments are screwed to the posts. There will be another brief period of healing in which the bridge will be attached to the abutments.
Multiple Tooth Implants vs Bridges
Unlike removable bridges, dental implants offer a permanent and discrete restoration. Many patients who are eager to get their natural smile back will choose dental implants, mostly because they resemble natural teeth so closely. Unlike implant-supported restorations, bridges do not replace the tooth root which can deprive the bone underneath of necessary stimulation.
If you or a close family member are looking for restoration procedures for your missing or damaged teeth, Thomas Family Dentistry can help you. We understand how important your oral health is, which is why our staff take all of the necessary measures when you step into that door to assist you with your oral health needs. If you would like to make an appointment over the phone, feel free to reach us at 971-348-4244.