There are cost-effective solutions to your tooth replacement needs if you are missing several consecutive teeth. At Elevate Dental Implant Center, we help patients missing multiple teeth by incorporating multiple teeth implants into their treatment plan.
With multiple teeth implants, our doctors will determine the minimum amount of implants needed to replace your missing teeth. Then, we will utilize dental bridge technology to help bridge the gap in your smile. Our implant-supported bridges allow patients to replace multiple teeth with as few dental implants as possible while still giving you the benefits that are associated with dental implants.
Multiple Teeth Implants in Hanover, MD
Dental implants do not support traditional dental bridges. Instead, they utilize the fully external support of your remaining natural teeth to hold the prosthetic tooth in place, cosmetically replacing your missing teeth. While this method of tooth replacement is useful in the short term, it does not offer the long-term benefits that many patients desire from their dental restoration.
At our Hanover, Maryland dentist office, we help patients effectively restore multiple missing teeth by incorporating dental implants into their treatment plan. Instead of relying on the external support of surrounding teeth, we will strategically place multiple dental implants that will firmly support your dental bridge and replace multiple teeth once healed. The bridges are still able to blend in seamlessly with patients’ natural teeth, while also restoring function to patients’ bites.
Traditional Bridges Vs. Implant-Supported Bridges
A traditional dental bridge uses the natural teeth on either side of the span of missing teeth to support the bridge. These anchor teeth wear down faster than they would normally. They’re also more susceptible to damage and tooth decay. Dental crowns are often used to help support these natural teeth. The crown takes on more of the stress of the bridge. However, crowns require a lot of the tooth structure to be removed in order to fit the crown, and they are expensive when used to replace multiple missing teeth.
Traditional bridges don’t give you back your full bite function. They don’t hold up when you eat certain foods or need to bite into something. Your jawbone also continues to deteriorate when traditional bridges are employed. The changing structure of your jawbone means that your restoration frequently has to be readjusted or replaced to fit well and is usable. Implants stop the jawbone from deteriorating further by fusing with the jawbone acting as a natural tooth root, and you don’t need to change your restoration to fit as your mouth changes.
Why shouldn’t I replace all of my missing teeth with dental implants?
While this is certainly an option, many patients want to reduce the costs of their dental restoration services. Additionally, each dental implant requires a surgical procedure and appropriate healing times. A single dental implant can be used to replace multiple missing teeth while being secured by anchoring to the jawbone.
If you are missing several teeth, several implants will need to be surgically implanted into your smile and allowed to heal before they can fully support the final restoration.
With multiple teeth implants, patients can rest assured that our doctors will minimize the number of dental implants necessary to help them restore their smile while also getting the benefits of implant dentistry. We will discuss each step of the process with you before beginning treatment. With the use of our technology, we show patients a projected image of what their smile will look like after treatment is complete.
Multiple Teeth Implants FAQs
Do you have further questions about multiple teeth implants? Continue reading to learn more about multiple teeth implants in our office, and to find answers to frequently asked questions.
Can you put 3 teeth on one implant?
Patients can put multiple teeth on one implant. One implant can hold up to three prosthetic teeth. We advise patients that if they have three missing teeth in a row, they should get a multiple teeth implant restoration. This lessens the amount of invasive surgery required.
How many implants can you have at once?
We usually recommend keeping the number of implants a patient has to a needed minimum. This helps preserve jaw bone density. However, patients with implant-supported full arch dentures may need between 4 and 8 implants.
How long do implants last?
Implant screws generally are known to last a lifetime. However, the crown or denture placed on top of the implant will only last about 10-15 years. Crowns and dentures can be replaced, but you will not need to replace the implant screw when this time comes.
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If you are missing one or more teeth, we invite you to our Hanover, Maryland dentist office. Our office is equipped to handle all dental implant needs and services. We provide comprehensive solutions for missing teeth, failing implants, slipping dentures, and gum disease. Schedule an appointment today and start your journey towards an elevated smile.