Most of the time, we think of a dental implant in terms of a single tooth replacement. But if you’re missing several teeth, it may not be practical to get a separate implant in each spot.
What can you do? Your dentist may have a few different options that are available?
Let’s say you’re missing a few teeth in a row. The gap is too long for a traditional dental bridge to span. But place a dental implant in there, and you’ll have an extra tooth to work with. A bridge is cheaper than placing multiple implants for each missing tooth. The support of two implants can support a bridge up to three or four teeth long.
Dental implants can even help when you have absolutely no teeth left to speak of!
As few as two implants placed near the front of the jaw could be sufficient to hold a denture securely in place. Other methods use implants of different sizes placed at different angles to lift the shape of the smile.
You’d be surprised at just how much work modern dental implants are capable of!
Implant Partial Dentures
Some dentists can apply the same techniques for implant dentures to partial dentures. Even if you still have many teeth left, a partial denture can fill in the gaps, and implants can hold it in place where your remaining teeth cannot.
It takes a lot of careful planning to make this method work. If you ask around, you may find a dentist with the experience necessary to give this a try.
Whichever method you end up going with, planning and patience will bring you miles closer to the smile of your dreams!
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An Implant Bridge consists of dental implants surgically placed into the jawbone for multiple missing teeth. In most cases, there is one implant placed per missing tooth and they are joined together by the crowns (the part that looks like the natural teeth).
It is very important to have optimal oral hygiene and to visit your dentist and dental hygienist regularly for exams and professional dental cleanings with your new implant bridge, the same as you would do for your natural teeth.
Steps to be Taken for Quality Maintenance of an Implant Bridge at home:
A Dental Implant Bridge is an investment! It is up to you to protect this investment with quality maintenance. With proper care and use of the above techniques, you can have a healthy Dental Implant Bridge for a long time.
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Gold Hill Dentistry
2848 Pleasant Road #104
Fort Mill, York County, South Carolina 29708
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