When you’ve lost more than one tooth through injury, an accident, decay, or disease, aside from the difficulty of eating and speaking, it can seriously destroy your self-confidence and impact your overall dental health. Therefore, replacing them is a priority. Our practice specializes in restorations which replicate your natural teeth as closely as possible for permanent and comfortable replacement. Dr. Gohill offers multiple dental implants and implant bridges to give you back your smile.
Implant bridges are the ideal solution for anyone who is missing several teeth in a row. The bridge consists of multiple replacement teeth and is anchored securely on to two strategically placed dental implants which are firmly embedded into the jaw bone. Since the bridge only requires a couple of implants, the procedure is far less intrusive than placing an implant for each individual tooth.
Implant bridges offer several benefits over other forms of multiple teeth replacement. Most importantly they look and function in the same way as natural teeth and don’t require any additional support from neighboring teeth. In addition, the bone is preserved since implant bridges replace some of the tooth roots, and this prevents the bone from any form of deterioration.
For those that are missing several teeth in different areas of their mouth, a dental implant bridge is not an option. Instead, multiple dental implants will be the best form of multiple teeth replacement.
Our dentist will use a separate dental implant to replace each missing tooth, and because this is a lengthier process in terms of multiple incisions, drilling and healing times, the cost can be higher than that of a dental implant bridge. However, because each replacement tooth is secured with its own dental implant, the restoration is more secure.
If cared for correctly, both dental implant bridges and multiple implants can last a lifetime. This involves regular brushing and flossing plus routine dental check-ups and cleaning. In the case of dental implants, it’s also advisable to reduce smoking or give it up altogether as this can slow down the healing process and present dental problems in the future.
If you’re ready to take action regarding your missing teeth, Dr. Gohill and her team can help with multiple tooth replacement. Call us at (954) 256-1788, and book an appointment today. You’ll be glad that you did.