Similar to the single dental implant or total teeth replacement, can give rewarding results in improved appearance and function. Implant Dentist has placed countless dental implants and has found the results exceptional, predictable and reliable. Dental implants are perhaps the most reliable procedure in dentistry today. Multiple teeth implant procedures are recommended for people who have several damaged or missing teeth in a consecutive row, regardless of their position.
Multiple tooth replacement includes both fixed options (not removable bridges), and removable teeth made from porcelain or acrylic, all supported by dental implants.
This type of situation requires more than one implant to replace the form and function of multiple teeth. A patient may have only a few missing or damaged teeth, or may be missing all of their teeth. The use of partial or full dentures have many disadvantages, besides being uncomfortable and unnatural. Dentures predictably cause rapid bone loss which results in that "aged appearance" due to loss of the natural form and contour of the face. This loss of bone often results in the premature wrinkling of the face. Multiple dental implants will not only restore a beautiful smile and function, but will maintain the normal amount of bone in the jaws, just as natural teeth.
- Patients able to eat all foods that were once enjoyed but have avoided
- Restore the confidence of a beautiful smile
- Cost effective
- Replacement of partial or full dentures which are often bulky
- Better function
- Replacement of multiple teeth with fewer implants therefore less cost
- Preserve natural teeth
- Restore appearance
- Regain the appreciation of food
- With dental implants, regain a greater sense of taste
- Multiple tooth implants can last a lifetime.
First, implants, which looks like screws or cylinders, are placed into your jaw. Over the next two to six months, the implants and the bone are allowed to bond together to form anchors. During this time, a temporary teeth replacement option can be worn over the implant sites.
Often, a second step of the procedure is necessary to uncover the implants and attach extensions. These temporary healing caps complete the foundation on which your new teeth will be placed. Your gums will be allowed to heal for a couple of weeks following this procedure.
There are some implant systems (one-stage) that do not require this second step. These systems use an implant which already has the extension piece attached. Your periodontist will advise you on which system is best for you.
Finally, replacement teeth, or bridges, will be created for you by your dentist and attached to small metal posts, called abutments. After a short time, you will experience restored confidence in your smile and your ability to chew and speak. Every case is different, and some of these steps can be combined when conditions permit. We will work with you to determine the best treatment plan.