When you have multiple missing teeth, it’s essential that you get them replaced as soon as possible. The longer you have missing teeth, the more likely you are to suffer from bone loss, a sagging face, and more consequences. At our office, we recommend multiple dental implants in Silver Spring, MD to replace your missing teeth.
Both Dr. Alan Dechter and Dr. Matthew Moy have extensive post-graduate training and education in dental implants and other fields of dentistry. We want to provide our patients with the highest level of care possible. Our office is up to date with the latest dental technology and we make sure to keep up with the newest treatment techniques.
Using Multiple Dental Implants to Replace Missing Teeth
There are a few different ways we can use dental implants to replace multiple missing teeth. First, we can use individual implants to replace every tooth. It’s usually recommended to use this method if the missing teeth aren’t consecutive, or are in different places in the mouth. An implant post will be placed for each missing tooth and is topped with a custom dental crown.
If you have missing teeth that are consecutive, an implant-supported dental bridge is an option. An implant-supported bridge can replace three or more consecutive missing teeth. The number of dental implants needed is usually two to anchor each end of the dental bridge. Occasionally, more is needed.
Instead of putting the stress of supporting a bridge on your natural teeth, dental implants do this job. This helps preserve more of your natural teeth. When natural teeth support a bridge, they’re more likely to suffer from tooth decay or damage. The stress of supporting a dental bridge can take a toll on them. With dental implants, you don’t have to worry about that.
If you’re missing a full arch of teeth, implant-supported dentures can do the trick. A select number of implants are placed in the jaw and a fixed denture is attached to them. This gets you the benefits of multiple dental implants with a bit less cost.
Traditional Methods to Replace Missing Teeth
Typically, a removable partial denture, full denture, or a fixed dental bridge can be used to replace multiple teeth. A removable partial uses metal clips to attach the piece to your mouth, which can be visible. You aren’t able to eat a full regular diet because it isn’t very stable. You also have extra maintenance to make sure it stays clean.
With removable dentures, you have to make sure you find a dental adhesive that works for you. Otherwise, you risk your restoration slipping or falling out. Dentures also have to be replaced over time because your jawbone continues to deteriorate, changing the fit.
The fixed bridge attaches to natural teeth to stay reported. As we stated before, this can cause damage to these teeth. While we can use a dental crown to make the tooth more stable, that also means removing a large amount of tooth structure when it isn’t exactly necessary.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
There are many benefits of dental implants. They’re considered the gold standard of tooth replacement for many good reasons. We recommend dental implants for tooth replacement whenever possible for a patient. The benefits include:
- Replacing the full tooth root as well as the crown
- Getting back 100% of your bite function
- Easy care routine
- Looking and feeling the most like natural teeth
- Being a permanent restoration that you don’t have to worry about
Getting Multiple Dental Implants in Silver Spring, MD
Do you think multiple dental implants could be the best solution for your missing teeth? Call us or schedule an appointment online for an evaluation.