Multiple Tooth Implants
Missing multiple teeth can cause a real dent in our appearance and our oral functions entirely. It could even complicate oral health and in turn affect our general health. Whether the teeth have gone missing from trauma, gum disease, or even from tooth extractions, it is great to note that there are suitable dental solutions for replacing multiple missing teeth. At Bruce Gopin, DDS, MS, we take advantage of the many advances in modern dentistry to help patients restore their beautiful smile and oral functionality. Here are some of the solutions we recommend for multiple tooth implants.
Dental implants may be used for a single tooth loss or multiple teeth loss. The procedure for placing a dental implant requires that a small implant post is placed into the jawbone to act as a tooth root. The implant post is made of titanium and is allowed to bond with the jawbone. As soon as the bone and post have fused and the gums are healed, an abutment is placed on it. This abutment is what holds the replacement teeth to the dental implant post securely. The benefits of dental implants outweigh the process and cost of getting them done, as they can last for a lifetime. When dental implants are placed, they appear and function just like your natural teeth. With time, you will not be able to tell the difference between your natural teeth and artificial teeth with dental implants. Significant among the benefits of dental implants is the fact that it does not affect your natural teeth. It allows you to keep every other healthy tooth in your mouth. Dental implants also require that the patient has a healthy and adequate jawbone to receive the implant. If they do not, then a bone graft will be required.
The All-on-4® Treatment Concept
This is another type of restorative dentistry for replacing multiple missing teeth. All-on-4 is a complete set of dental implants that is designed to replace the entire row of teeth in the mouth of a patient. With All-on-4, only four dental implants are placed at strategic places in the jawbone. These implants are the foundation that will hold the bridge of artificial teeth. All-on-4 implants are great for patients who do not have sufficient jawbone, as it does not require a bone graft. The entire All-on-4 procedure is completed in a couple of days, and you can start enjoying your new smile and oral capabilities immediately. It is always best to take swift action to replace missing teeth, so as to avoid the onset of other health complications. Ignoring missing teeth treatment will eventually lead to jawbone deterioration, since the jawbone needs to be constantly stimulated by teeth roots. Consequently, this deterioration means that the jawbone will lose its form and result in a sunken facial appearance. Also, gum disease may also set in, eroding the jawbone and the gum, affecting your oral health inevitably.
If you are missing multiple teeth, please get our professional opinion on which multiple tooth implant option is best for you by speaking to us at Bruce Gopin, DDS, MS. Please call us at 915-213-3455 to schedule your consultation today.