Multiple Missing Teeth: Best Option For Replacing Several Missing Front or Back Teeth
Multiple Tooth Replacement Palm Beach Gardens
When more than one tooth is missing, there are three common treatment options: the traditional tooth supported bridge, a removable partial denture or implant supported crowns or bridgework. In these situations, the benefits of implant supported teeth are greatly increased.
A removable partial denture actually accelerates the bone resorption process resulting in rapid bone deterioration. In addition, the clasps that hold the removable partial denture in place put extreme pressure on the adjacent natural teeth resulting in loosening of the teeth. Often the adjacent teeth are eventually lost due to the forces of chewing on the dentures. Many patients with removable partial dentures state they aren't comfortable with them and often won't wear them.
Implants can also be used to replace several teeth, eliminating the need to grind down healthy adjacent teeth to serve as posts for traditional Crown & Bridge therapy.
The implants are placed in the bone below the gum tissue. Like single tooth replacement, temporary abutments may be placed on the implants until the healing phase is complete.
After healing, the abutments are attached to the implants. They will hold a custom-made bridge that the dental laboratory will mold and match to your existing teeth.
In the final step, the custom bridge is cemented onto the abutments. The teeth have been replaced without disturbing the healthy teeth next to them, and bone loss has been greatly reduced.
Some of the advantages of replacing multiple missing teeth with implant supported crowns or bridgework include:
- They look, feel & function like natural teeth
- They are much more comfortable & stable than partial dentures
- Biting & chewing is restored like nature intended so you can eat properly
- They virtually stop bone deterioration & resorption
- The integrity of facial structures are maintained
- Adjacent teeth are not loosened or reduced to pegs
CT Scan Planning Four Dental Implants In The Lower Jaw
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