|Chad M. Boustany D.D.S., M.S.|
Replacing Multiple Teeth With Implants
|•||Implant-supported bridge - Recommended in situations where it’s impossible to insert an implant for every missing tooth, it is structured similarly to a traditional dental bridge except for (as the name suggests) being held in place by implants instead of natural teeth. Your teeth can function as individual units or be linked together for greater strength. Generally, two implants are used to maintain a 3 tooth bridge while 3 will hold a 4-5 tooth bridge, and 4-8 supports a full-arch one.
|•||Dental crown - Custom designed to align with adjoining teeth, this implant-secured restoration appears virtually identical to your natural smile. Strategically anchored to support the bone and gum tissue, these implants will keep the restoration in place, helping you keep a healthy and functional bite.|
|•||No bone loss or refitting is required - The lack of tooth roots (or implants) in partial dentures means your jaw lacks the crucial stimulation to maintain healthy bone levels. When left untreated, this may lead to bone loss (atrophy) and other jaw-related issues. This often dictates a second visit where we re-fit the removable denture properly to your jaw’s contours.
|•||Implants don’t need to be removed to be cleaned - While it is important to maintain proper dental care for your implants just as it is for natural teeth, some patients dislike the idea of taking out and brushing a denture in their hand. Implant restorations avoid this off-putting issue and needn’t be removed.
|•||Implants are more stable and won’t irritate gum tissue - Special oral adhesives are often needed to keep removable partial dentures in place. Even then, this substance can be messy and isn’t always effective. Worse, the slipping and sliding may cause inflammation and irritation in your gums. This is a major reason implants are preferred for their lack of soreness or irritation after healing from surgery.
|•||Best of all, you never have to remember to put in your teeth in the morning before starting your day.|
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