Multi-tooth Dental Implants
Dental implants can replace a single or multiple missing teeth. In contrast to removable appliances like dentures, teeth supported by implants are fixed permanently in the mouth. When speaking, eating, or engaging in activities, implants will not move or fall out because they don’t slip or click. Dental implants also assist in maintaining the jawbone and preventing bone deterioration because they are inserted directly into the bone.
A missing back tooth can cause our remaining teeth to become loose, rotated, and mobile due to the bone loss resulting in losing several teeth to decay, gum disease, or neglect. Missing teeth should be replaced as soon as possible with implants to reduce the possibility of harm spreading to nearby teeth.
The main advantages of dental implants are:
- Multiple dental implants support teeth with the same chewing and biting strength as natural teeth
- An implant bridge can be inserted without removing any of the existing teeth
- Multiple implants can support many restorations and they can perform and appear like natural teeth
- It can be challenging to distinguish between natural teeth and implants
By stopping bone loss, implants can aid in maintaining the jaw’s size and shape. The pressure from chewing stimulates the bone and keeps the body from reabsorbing it by putting pressure on the implants. Additionally, implants can maintain the position of the neighboring teeth.
Traditional tooth replacement options including multiple tooth-supported fixed bridges, may not be right for every patient. At times, bigger bridges break down faster than bridges made of just one tooth. Because more teeth are involved, problems with decay, root canal infections, periodontal bone loss, and bone atrophy can happen.
Dental implants are the best and most durable option for replacing multiple missing or failing teeth. They are the most maintenance-free tooth replacement option that will keep you smiling for years to come.
Dental implants for multiple missing teeth can do the following:
- Stop the resorption of the bone (deterioration)
- They are significantly more stable and comfortable than partial dentures
- Maintain the facial structure’s integrity (no sagging jaw line)
- Keep your gum line intact because metal clasps won’t erode it
- Restore your natural ability to bite and chew
- Maintain Keep healthy surrounding teeth
- Allow patients to consume foods they previously couldn’t, including steak, corn on the cob, apples, sticky snacks, and more
- Similar to natural teeth in appearance, performance, and comfort
- Avoid messy denture adhesives or cleaning solutions
Multiple dental implant procedures :
The process for placing multiple dental implants is largely the same as that for just one implant. A titanium implant post is inserted into the jawbone through a gum tissue incision. This is repeated for as many teeth that are being replaced. After every implant post has been set, the implantation sites are covered with protective caps to shield the region around the posts. These protective caps preserve the soft tissue’s shape until the implant fuses with the jawbone and the restorations are created and attached. Dental implants mimic the roots of missing teeth by fusing with the gums and jawbone over several months.
The cost of dental implants:
Your particular situation will determine the cost of your dental implants; some situations are more straightforward than others, and some call for extractions and bone grafting to prepare for implant placement, which affects the overall cost. Average dental implant post prices range from $500 to $1,500, but subsequent implant posts are frequently available for less. The price of your replacement tooth or teeth will also typically be partially covered by dental insurance, and more dental insurance companies are now providing some coverage for dental implants.
Meet the Wilmot Family Dentistry team!
At Wilmot Family Dentistry, we provide a variety of tooth replacement options, including restorations supported by dental implants. Call our Wilmot Family Dentistry staff to learn more about your options if you’re missing one tooth, several teeth, or an entire row. We’ll arrange a consultation for you to review your options, answer your questions, so we can collaborate to fully restore your smile.