Expert dental implantologist, Dr. Andrew C. Cobb provides several options for tooth replacement if you are missing multiple teeth. Dental implants provide long-term and highly effective results for patients missing more than one tooth. We can replace missing teeth using several separate dental implants to replace individual teeth. With the use of a bridge, we can replace consecutive missing teeth. We can provide implant dentures if you are missing a whole row of teeth. Affordable dental implants offer a permanent solution for missing teeth with a success rate of over 95%.
Why Replace Missing Teeth?
There are many reasons to replace all your missing teeth and the longer you wait to do so, the worse your oral health issues may get. These reasons include:
- Bone deterioration
- Teeth shifting
- Bite problems
- Change in face shape
Types of Dental Implants for Multiple Missing Teeth
The type of dental implants procedure you receive will depend on the number and location of your missing teeth as well as your overall oral health. Dr. Cobb will meet with you during a consultation at his Washington, D.C. dentist office to perform a thorough dental health exam to see which type is right for you.
Dental Implant-Secured Crown
We can use single dental implants to replace one to multiple non-consecutive teeth. Usually, we place the implant and cap it with a dental crown. Your dentist can use dental implants to replace teeth that are congenitally missing or teeth that are lost due to accidents, tooth decay, gum disease, or other reasons.
Dental Implant-Secured Bridge
Dr. Cobb will recommend a dental bridge to replace several consecutively missing teeth. He secures a dental bridge using prepared adjacent teeth. With the use of dental implants, we can permanently secure a dental bridge in place, which helps to preserve the healthy adjacent teeth. Furthermore, implant-secured bridges provide more structural support for the jaw and bite and need less maintenance.
Dental Implant-Secured Denture
Dr. Cobb offers implant-supported dentures for a permanent and secure result when replacing all of the upper or lower teeth. Known as “All-on-four”, we can support implant dentures with as few as four dental implants. This type of restoration has a very high success rate and level of patient satisfaction. Traditional removable dentures require special daily and thorough cleanings.
Dentures do not support the structure of the jaw bone and patients may experience gradual bone loss and deterioration of the structure of the jaw. Implant-supported dentures also help to maintain the bone structure in the face. While there is a greater investment initially, implant-supported dentures provide superior long-term benefits. Denture implants also allow patients to enjoy a diet without restriction.
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