A single missing tooth creates many changes to your daily life but losing several teeth can have devastating consequences for your quality of life. Now, you feel the weight of an incomplete smile as you struggle with low self-esteem. Not to mention, everyday tasks can seem almost impossible, like chewing your favorite foods. You don’t need to live with the complications of tooth loss. At Island City Dental, we have the solutions you need to rebuild your smile, including a multiple teeth implant.
If you have several missing teeth, you can choose a convenient solution using a traditional treatment. Now, new innovations in dentistry have improved their fit and function to create realistic results when mimicking your natural teeth. Depending on the severity of your tooth loss, there’s a treatment right for you.
1 to 3 consecutive missing teeth are typically replaced with a bridge and crowns. Prosthetic teeth are created from an impression of your mouth to fill the empty space. The bridge is secured in place by bonding dental crowns to your adjacent teeth.
If you’ve lost several teeth but still have a few healthy ones in place, a partial denture can close the gaps in your smile. Prosthetic teeth are held in a gum-colored base attached to a metal framework. This allows it to clip onto your teeth to hold it in place.
Although they have a bad reputation for looking and feeling fake, dentures are now more realistic than ever. A custom-made arch is held to your gum tissue using suction or an adhesive to restore your oral functions.
As an alternative to traditional treatments, many patients are choosing to secure their new smiles with dental implants. This allows you to replace the entire tooth structure using a multi-phased treatment plan.
After you’ve healed from any additional procedures, like bone grafting, a specific number of implant posts are surgically placed into your jawbone. Over the next several weeks, your jawbone fuses to the posts through a process called osseointegration. This allows them to potentially remain in place forever.
Next, abutments are placed onto each post, which are connector pieces to secure your custom-made restoration. It is carefully crafted to closely mimic your natural teeth, so no one will know they are not your own.
Replacing the entire structures of your lost teeth allows you to enjoy to several advantages that aren’t possible with non-surgical options, including:
If you’re ready to secure your replacement teeth with dental implants, Island City Dental has the solutions for you. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.