Implants: Multiple Teeth

Multiple teeth restoration can come in several varieties and it’s important to know the difference. A patient can exhibit several non-consecutive edentulous spaces or mobile teeth. Or they can experience consecutive teeth in failing health. Likewise they could also be missing.

In either case how you proceed is a matter of personal choice. While dentures are a cost-effective and less time-consuming alternative (as will be discussed in the dentures section) they are also the least long-term solution.

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In cases of non-consecutive implant placement the procedure involved is identical to a single tooth replacement. In other cases, like All on 4, the procedure varies quite a bit. You will schedule an appointment with our front desk staff and we will take X-rays and impressions. Once we evaluate the morphology of the edentulous area we will begin to craft a treatment plan just for you.

When you come in for your next appointment you will undergo some form of pain management with local anesthetic, sedation or general anesthesia. Then, one of our expert dentists will drill a titanium implant into your jawbone. Over the next few months, the implant and the bone are bonded together to form an anchor for your artificial tooth. A temporary tooth replacement can be worn over the implant site.

What Happens Next?

After healing, a second procedure is scheduled to reveal the top of the implant where a temporary healing cap is installed. Following several additional weeks of healing you will return for a follow-up visit where your artificial tooth is placed on a connecting piece known as an abutment and topped with a custom-made crown, the actual tooth.

Once healing is complete, especially with only a single-tooth restoration it’s entirely possible you will forget you ever had an implant. The illusion is that convincing!

In cases of multiple teeth replacement, The Centers for Dental Implants wants to make this experience as painless and as pleasant as possible. Contact us and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the procedure itself or insurance-related issues.

The Back Teeth Solution

The replacement of multiple missing back teeth requires as few as two dental implants. In these cases each implant supports the ends of a bridge – a set of connected artificial teeth – built from a rigid, tooth-like structure permanently attached. The materials for the back teeth are similar to the front teeth and treatment time depends on jawbone health and sufficiency of bone at the start of treatment. A temporary prosthesis can be worn during the process, but it is entirely patient dependent.

Benefits of Multi-implant Restoration

Dental implants provide several advantages over other teeth replacement options. In addition to looking and feeling like natural teeth, implant-supported bridges replace teeth without support from adjacent natural teeth. Other treatments for consecutive teeth loss like fixed bridges or removable partial dentures are dependent on support from adjacent teeth.

Best of all is that because implants will replace some of your tooth roots, your bone is better preserved, preventing bone loss. With a fixed bridge or removable partial denture, the bone surrounding the tooth root will begin to resorb, or be recycled back into the body (see research here). Unlike any other dental procedure dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to maintain jaw and facial structural strength and form.

Ultimately in comes down to this: implants are the most esthetic, the most functional and the most comfortable alternative to natural teeth. Gums and bone can recede around a fixed bridge or removable partial denture, leaving a visible defect. With dental implants, they do not. Even in cases where several implants support multiple teeth, the titanium screw is strong enough and durable enough that more than one tooth can be supported at a time without any noticeable degradation in function.

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Once the implant process is completed, you’ll enjoy a beautiful, natural-looking smile for many years to come, along with renewed self-confidence and no more mouth discomfort! For more information about restoring your smile with dental implants, or to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Garg and his team, contact the Center for Dental Implants at one of our locations around Miami today!

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Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

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Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

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Aventura, Florida 33180

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Miami, FL 33125

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