Multiple Tooth Implants – Satellite Beach, FL
Restore Your Smile, Several Teeth at a Time
For decades, traditional options for replacing teeth have only focused on the visible portion. While dental bridges and dentures can work to prevent neighboring teeth from shifting as well as restore your self-confidence, they don’t go quite as far as dental implants. Overall, they provide a longer-lasting and more comprehensive solution for tooth loss, especially when you are missing multiple teeth. Before you decide which option is right for you, give Dr. Merrill Grant and his team a call – you’ll be glad you did!
Options That Do Not Require Dental Implants
If you’ve been looking over your options for tooth replacement, you’ve likely already stumbled upon multiple solutions like dental bridges, partial dentures, and full dentures.
Dental bridges are designed to replace teeth through a larger restoration made up of multiple crowns. The crowns on either end are placed on top of modified teeth, which act as abutments. The teeth in the center of the bridge, also known as pontics, are designed to fill the gap.
Partial dentures are designed to fit inside your mouth much like a puzzle piece. It’s ideal for replacing missing teeth on opposing sides of the mouth, all while ensuring that your smile remains natural in the process. It’s mainly held in place via a series of metal hooks that wrap around existing teeth.
Full dentures are used to replace all teeth in a given arch, making them ideal for those suffering from severe tooth loss. They are held in place by natural suction and the overall shape of your mouth. We use gum-colored and enamel-colored materials to create your restoration, which ensures that you can smile with confidence.
The Dental Implant Process
If you determine that dental implants are the right option for you, keep in mind that your treatment will take several months to complete. Once you have a consultation with Dr. Grant, you can determine exactly how many teeth you need to replace. This is part of the preparation stage. Once we’ve completed your treatment planning, you’ll come back to our office to have the implants placed. This is done by creating small incisions in your gum tissue, placing the implants directly into your jawbone, then closing the tissue to allow time for healing. We also place an abutment component, which attaches the restoration to the implant. Over the next several months, we’ll closely monitor your implants and create a restoration that effectively rebuilds your smile. After you’ve fully healed, you’ll come back to have the permanent restoration placed.
The Many Benefits of Dental Implants
There are many benefits of replacing teeth via dental implants, including the following:
- You can protect the health of your remaining teeth, rather than allow them to potentially fall out as a result of your tooth loss
- Ensure optimal comfort and stability, especially since you’re replacing the root structure
- Restore your jawbone density and gum tissue volume, two components that play a major role in stimulating your jawbone moving forward
- Make oral care simple and straightforward
- Achieve a long-lasting solution to your tooth loss, as dental implants typically last well over 30 years without worry