Multiple Tooth Implants
We can rebuild multiple missing teeth with varying options using dental implants and a prosthodontic device. Whether the missing teeth are close together, or on opposite ends, there is a solution. At Alder Dental, our staff is dedicated to helping you improve your oral health, and the appearance of your smile. We can help you have a healthy, functional and beautiful smile.
A dental implant is not a false tooth, rather it is a new dental root. When a tooth is lost, so is that connection with the jawbone. We want to reestablish that connection. A dental implant is beneficial because it’s:
||Better for your Bone Health: Missing teeth is bad for your bone health. Your jawbone requires the stimulation that chewing and talking provides. Once a tooth is lost, that connection is also lost. Even with the placement of a false tooth, if there is no root to pass that energy on, the bone will deteriorate.
||Better for your Oral Health: Replacing missing teeth is better for your bite. Missing teeth leaves room for neighboring teeth to roam. Though many will ask us if alleviating space is good for overcrowding, it is only beneficial when done in a controlled way, such as by an orthodontist. Roaming teeth will never be to your benefit. Uncontrolled adjustments to your bite can cause bite issues and pain in your jaw hinge muscles.
||Better for your Function: Chewing food with missing teeth can be frustrating. Many choose to chew on the other side of their mouth, or change their diet to eliminate certain foods. Both of these options can be problematic. We want to help you chew properly, balanced among your teeth to not cause uneven wear. We also know that it is best when people maintain the diet they are accustomed to, assuming it’s healthy of course. Restoring missing teeth is better for the function of your mouth.
Multiple Implant Options
Dental implants can be used in combination with various prosthodontics, including a dental crown, bridge or denture. Multiple tooth replacement options can be used to restore multiple teeth throughout the mouth.
Restoring Multiple Teeth with Dental Crowns
Depending on the placement of your missing teeth, you may want multiple single implants in tandem with dental crowns to restore missing teeth. You may be missing a tooth in each quadrant, or the spacing would just benefit from multiple implants.
Restoring Multiple Teeth with a Dental Bridge
A dental bridge is used to restore multiple missing teeth that are located in close proximity. We can use a dental implant to anchor the bridge on one or both sides of the bridge as needed.
Restoring All of Your Teeth with an Implant Retained Denture
Implant retained dentures are used to restore all of your teeth on either the top or bottom arch. This can be done using a removable device such as a bar implant retained denture, or a ball implant retained denture. We can also permanently retain a denture that is non-removable using an implant retained full arch bridge, such as the All-on-4® Treatment Concept.
We invite you to learn more about dental implants, and how we can use them to restore multiple missing teeth. We do have a plan that will suit your needs. For more information, contact our Vancouver office at (360) 831-0831.