Dental health is often not considered as important as overall health. The reality is if proper oral hygiene is not maintained, the condition of your mouth, teeth and gums can have a significant impact on your overall health. Poor oral hygiene can even eventually lead to teeth loss. Missing teeth can impact many areas of your life. Not only will you be embarrassed to smile in social situations, but your professional life may be impacted especially if it requires interacting and conversing with other people. Missing teeth will limit the food you are able to eat and eventually lead to further dental issues. Malocclusion, jaw bone resorption, and super eruption of the opposing teeth are three major effects that can take place.
Dental implants are one of the most significant advances in dentistry offering patients a second chance at having a full mouth of teeth with no voids. Smile Dental Group, with offices in Palmdale, CA and Lancaster, CA, offers complete dental implants services for patients that are missing two or more teeth. While dentures and partial dentures have been used for years to replace teeth, they have major flaws. The most significant is that they will not replace the missing teeth roots which are needed to stimulate the jaw bone. With dental implants, the titanium posts will actually replace the missing teeth roots to provide bone stimulation and prevent bone loss.
Replacing Multiple Teeth With Dental Implants
Replacing multiple missing teeth with implants requires very careful and detailed treatment planning. Our Palmdale, CA and Lancaster, CA dentist offices use the latest advanced implant technology that allows our dentists to precisely plan and guide the placement of dental implants. This will help make the surgical placement of the implant posts more efficient and predictable. The number of missing teeth you have and their location will dictate how many implants will be surgically placed and the type of restoration you will need. The options you have to replace multiple teeth with dental implants include:
- Several Implant Supported Crowns – If you are missing a few teeth at different locations in your mouth, we will recommend several implant supported dental crowns to replace them. At each location, an implant will be surgically placed and restored with a dental crown that will look just like a natural tooth.
- Implant Supported Bridge – If you have several consecutive missing teeth, we will recommend an implant supported dental bridge. This will involve at least two implants that will be surgically placed and restored with a dental bridge. A bridge is a series of fake teeth fused together to replace teeth.
- Implant Supported Denture – If you are missing an entire row of teeth, we will recommend an implant supported denture. There are several types of implant dentures available so we encourage you to schedule a consultation to discuss which type will work best for you and your budget. Implant dentures offer many benefits compared to traditional dentures. You will have improved confidence, dental hygiene, esthetics, and very little food restrictions. Overall, denture implants allow the patient to live a better quality of life.
Schedule a consultation today at our Palmdale, CA or Lancaster, CA dentist offices to determine if implants are right for you. To schedule an appointment, call (661) 463-6530 or request an appointment online.
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