If you are missing more than one tooth, dental implants are a very helpful option. Dental implants provide the stability and functionality that you are looking for in replacement teeth. While most people think of dental implants to be a replacement option for only one tooth, they are also helpful in restoring your full smile. At Hamilton Dental Designs, we provide different types of dental implants for patients missing multiple teeth. These implants will depend on the number and location of your missing teeth in addition to the overall health of your gums, remaining teeth, and jawbone. As your trusted dentist in Allentown. PA, Dr. Jose Gil, and his team look forward to providing you with more information on dental implants for multiple missing teeth.
Types of Dental Implants for Multiple Teeth
Dentures and bridges are the most common solutions recommended to patients with missing teeth. However, few patients are informed that when these oral appliances are supported by dental implants, they’ll likely get better results. This is because dental implants are supported by surgically implanted titanium posts that fuse to your jawbone. This extra support prevents your oral appliance from slipping around or shifting while in use. After a thorough consultation with Dr. Jose Gil, he can make a recommendation on if a dental implant will best meet your smile restoration needs.
Implant-Secured Dental Bridge
A dental bridge is often used to replace several consecutive missing teeth with the support of surrounding teeth. This method involves placing extra strain on your healthy teeth and even reducing them down in size to fit a dental crown on top of them. Dental implants secured by a dental bridge provide more structural support for the jaw and bite while also providing similar aesthetic results. For this process, two or more dental implants will be surgically inserted into your jawbone and then bridged together with a prosthetic tooth.
Dentures are best for patients who want to replace a full arch of teeth. When dentures are supported by dental implants, patients are usually left more satisfied with their smile restoration. This is because of the long-term benefits. Dentures do not support the structure of the jaw bone and patients may experience gradual bone loss over time. As a result, the dentures may not fit as well and begin to slip and slide around the mouth. With dental implants, dentures have something to attach themselves to. The implants hold the dentures firmly in place for more comfortable and functional wear.
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If you are missing multiple teeth, you have several options for tooth replacement. Dr. Gil and our entire team at Hamilton Dental Designs look forward to helping you restore your smile. We are also happy to answer any questions you might have on dental implants for multiple teeth replacement. Call our dental office today at 610-421-4540 or schedule a dental appointment online.