Multiple Dental Implants
Tooth loss is a serious issue that affects every aspect of your life. Basic functions like eating and speaking become more difficult. Your smile is greatly affected. Even the health of your jawbone is affected by tooth loss. When you lose teeth, it is important that you have those teeth replaced as soon as possible. David R. Moyer Cosmetic & Family Dentistry is here to help.
What is a Dental Implant?Implants are a modern treatment for tooth loss. A dental implant is a small titanium post that is surgically placed into your jawbone. Your bone gradually fuses to the post, a process called osseointegration. This process integrates the post into your jaw and essentially turns it into an artificial root. The post functions to hold your replacement teeth, in place. The teeth, made from ceramic, are secured using small screws.
Why Replace Missing Teeth?Tooth loss affects your entire life. Biting and chewing become more difficult. When you cannot chew properly, your digestion and overall nutrition are affected. Tooth loss can cause a lisp or other speech problems. Your smile is significantly altered, which impacts your confidence. Tooth loss also affects the health of your jawbone. Following tooth loss, your jawbone loses stimulation, which results in fewer nutrients. As a result, the bone begins to weaken and change shape. This affects the alignment of your healthy teeth, your bite, and your facial appearance. Replacing missing teeth is essential for restoring many of the functions of your missing teeth, your smile, your facial aesthetics, and your quality of life.
What are Other Multiple Teeth Replacement Options?Dental implants are just one option for replacing multiple teeth. You can also replace teeth with a bridge or partial dentures. A bridge is designed to replace up to three consecutive teeth. It consists of the replacement teeth, also called pontic teeth that fill in the empty space left behind by your missing teeth. The teeth sit above the gum line. They are anchored in place with dental crowns, which are made to sit over the healthy teeth adjacent to the gap.
A partial denture is a removable prosthetic. This replacement option consists of replacement teeth that are set into a colored gum base. The base sits directly on your gums, relying on the tissue for support. Partial dentures also have metal clasps, which help to provide additional stability.
Which is Best?All options for multiple teeth replacement can restore your abilities to eat and speak. They help to restore your smile and your facial aesthetics. So, which option is best? Dental implants provide the greatest benefits. They look the most natural. They are secured into place and will not shift around or fall out. They are incredibly comfortable, relying on the posts and your jawbone for support rather than your gums or adjacent teeth. The posts also restore the stimulation to your jawbone. This restoration of stimulation helps to restore the delivery of essential nutrients to your jawbone. Dental implants are the only option that can do this. Because the stimulation is restored to your jawbone, bone loss is stopped and prevented, and your jawbone remains strong and healthy.
Questions about Multiple Dental Implants?If you have suffered the loss of several teeth, a multiple teeth dental implant can restore your smile and the functions of your teeth. Implants can even restore the stimulation to your jawbone, making it a long-term solution. Call David R. Moyer Cosmetic & Family Dentistry today at 480.935.6295 to find out if a multiple teeth implant is the right solution for you.