This procedure involves more than one tooth but not the entire mouth. Should you need a denture replacement please see our full mouth restoration dental implant page.
Multiple Tooth Implants: A Permanent Solution
Just as with one missing tooth, several missing teeth can be successfully treated with dental implants. Implant supported teeth are permanently fixed into the bone of the mouth, unlike a removable appliance such as dentures. They don’t slip or click, and there is no worry about them moving or falling out when speaking, eating, or participating in activities. They also do not rely on any other tooth in your mouth for support as they are self supported through your bone structure just as a natural tooth. In fact, because dental implants are placed directly into the bone, and along the gum line, they help preserve the jawbone and prevent bone deterioration. Dental implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth, and our goal for you is to have them last a lifetime.
The Better Alternative To Bridges
Some dental practices will try and recommend what is an older technique of traditional tooth supported bridges. They were a primary method for replacing several missing teeth. However, using the technique of bridging has many drawbacks that we at Anthem feel is detrimental to your teeth:
- First the bridge must be supported by healthy teeth, these perfectly healthy teeth must be ground down and capped. These capped teeth then support the bridge across the location where missing tooth originally was. The process then weakens all teeth involved, and typically over time causes failure, creating more dental problems. If you have been through a bridging procedure and are now having issues please contact us and we can perform alternatives that will help give you a permanent solution.
- The bridge does not address bone loss issue in the jaw. The bone in the area where the teeth are missing will go untreated and therefore continue deterioration, this then will eventually lead to other oral health problems.
- Many times the long span of the missing teeth are too large for a bridge to be an effective treatment plan.
- Referring back to the point of weakening the area, the bridge solution will only last 5 to 7 years before it will need to be replaced. Causing you more pain, time and money.
Implants Lasting a Lifetime
Our Multi-tooth Dental implants are placed directly into the bone where the teeth are missing, that bone is then re-inforced and protected. This procedure does not involve the adjacent healthy teeth. Because our Dental implants are then built into your gum line this is can also prevent or reduce further loss of bone. With proper oral hygiene as part of your daily habits, no deterioration will occur and the dental implant can last you a lifetime.
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