Multiple Teeth Replacement Options
Have you lost multiple teeth from trauma to the mouth, health issues, or even due to age? Restorative dentistry has many options to help you restore your oral capacities. With multiple teeth implants, you can regain your smile and confidence, and enjoy your food without the worry of damage to your dental restoration. To avoid straining other healthy teeth, our professionals at Summerbrook Dental Group give patients their desired smiles with multiple teeth implants, while restoring their full oral capacities.
Replacing Multiple Missing Teeth with Dental Implants
While there are other known prosthetics for replacing multiple missing teeth, implant-supported bridges provide many benefits. They make use of dental implants as a base. These dental implants are tiny titanium screws that we place into the jawbone surgically, to form a strong support for the dental bridge. The dental bridge is an array of artificial crowns that have been previously selected to fit each patient individually.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Bridges
Using implant-supported bridges to restore multiple missing teeth combines the benefits of both prosthetics for use. The dental implants allow for a solid base for supporting the bridge. It also ensures that the jawbone in that area keeps its density, since missing teeth cause the jawbone to lose its density. Instead of having a single implant for each missing tooth in a cluster, you save more with implant supported bridges as you only place implants in strategic points.
Also, using dental implants means that surrounding natural teeth are left as they are. Traditional bridges will require that the surrounding teeth are reshaped to hold the bridge in place. This also causes strain to those reshaped teeth as they have to hold the weight of the bridge. Dental implant-supported bridges eliminate all of those issues, with its firm root set in the jawbone.
The Procedure for Placing an Implant-Supported Bridge
Our professionals will have a consulting session with you. Here, we will examine your dental and general health to see if you can receive a dental implant. We will also take X-rays and assess your mouth to prepare for the procedure. Measurements of the vacant space will be taken for creating your personalized bridge. Then we proceed to place the implant.
The implant is placed after we put the patient under anesthesia. The gums are cut open to expose the jawbone, which is drilled and receives the implants. This will be sutured back and left to heal. During the healing period, you may receive a temporary bridge. After the jawbone is healed, you will return to have your personalized bridge placed. The temporary one is removed, and the permanent one is placed and adjusted to fit. This usually does not cause any pain.
Caring for an Implant-Supported Bridge
After the complete procedure, you can go ahead and use your new teeth like your natural teeth. Good oral hygiene is needed to keep your implants healthy. You will have to pay attention to cleaning around the bridge since your gums are still susceptible to bacteria. Regular checks are also advised, as our professionals use this opportunity to do a thorough cleaning and examination on your implants. If you are interested in replacing your multiple missing teeth, speak to our professionals at Summerbrook Dental Group today, by calling 720-882-9988 to learn if you are a suitable candidate.