Multiple Tooth Implants
Spokane Valley, WA
There are numerous ways to replace multiple missing teeth. Some require the support of the adjacent teeth, while others require multiple invasive procedures. Both of these options can end up damaging the natural structure of the jaw or impact the surrounding teeth, especially if you've got a few consecutive missing teeth.
Multiple tooth implants are an excellent option here as they replace multiple missing teeth in the most efficient manner possible. They are also known as dental bridges supported by implants and look and function just like natural teeth while preserving the jaw's integrity.
We at Serenity Dental specialize in multiple tooth implants, among other dental procedures. The process is not as invasive, is efficient, and provides optimal results.
Multiple Tooth Implants Process
In a single tooth implant, the dentist attaches a fake tooth to the jaw bone with a titanium screw. Though efficient for replacement of a single tooth, the process can do more damage than harm when done for three to four teeth.
Therefore, in multiple tooth implants, your dentist will place a bridge supported by two implants on either end. So if you are missing three front teeth, the first and third will rest over an implant where the middle, or the second one will effectively act as a bridge. Besides being efficient, it is also a cost-effective solution as two implants can support up to 5-6 missing teeth.
The process is very simple and straightforward.
|| The dentist will first make incision to place the implants in the jaw. They will place a temporary tooth over it to allow the implant to merge with the bone. The process could take a couple of months or more.
|| The dentist may have to uncover the implant and secure extensions over which they will later place the false tooth. Here, the gums need at least two weeks to heal and attach to the extension.
|| Lastly, the dentist will create and attach dental bridges or replacement teeth that go over the extensions to replace the missing teeth.
Benefits of Multiple Tooth Implants
Much like single tooth implants, multiple dental implants offer a permanent and more functional solution. They focus on restoring the jaw's original functionality as closely and efficiently as possible without damaging or irritating existing structures.
They are also more cost-efficient in the long run as they minimize the number of implants required. They also provide a long-term solution and are easier to care for and maintain than crowns, eliminating maintenance and replacement costs.
Most importantly, they look like natural teeth are visually more appealing than bridges or crowns. Even as you age, you don't have to worry about receding gums, exposing unattractive dental fixtures as the implant reduces the possibility of developing visual defects in the long run, preserving your smile permanently.
At Serenity Dental, we focus on providing high-quality care to our patients. We always put the patient first and ensure we help them preserve their dental and oral health. Visit us for a consultation or visit our website for more information.