Replace Multiple teeth with Dental Implants
If you've lost several adjacent teeth, or all your teeth, you may be relieved to know that there are many options to restore your smile beyond traditional dentures. Implants can support individual restorations, bridges, or even a full arch of dentures. We at Implant & Periodontal Associates NW in Richland
will work with you to determine which restoration will best complete your smile. Call us at 509-940-0025 to schedule your consultation at our Richland, WA office, today!
Multiple Single Tooth Implants
Single tooth implants can be a great solution for replacing multiple, nonconsecutive teeth. With single tooth implants, each missing tooth is replaced by an individual implant and crown. The implant is surgically placed into the jawbone in a safe and common procedure. The implant is made of titanium, which bonds easily with bone in a process called “osseointegration.”
This results in a sturdy foundation for your new restoration and revitalizes and strengthens your jawbone. The implant is then fitted with an abutment, which connects the implant post with a crown, or tooth restoration. The crown will be custom made just for your mouth and will match your smile seamlessly. Single tooth implants offer the look, feel, and strength of your natural teeth.
An implant-supported bridge is a replacement option for several missing adjacent teeth. A traditional bridge consists of two crowns that anchor a prosthetic tooth in place, and an implant supported bridge simply replaces the crowns with implants.
This kind of bridge is preferable because it leaves the adjacent, healthy teeth intact. Also, patients with implant-supported bridges enjoy the jawbone stimulation and strengthening effect of implants as well as a restoration of their several missing teeth. These restorations will also be custom made to match your smile and can be cared for in much the same way you would your natural teeth.
Implant Supported Denture
If you seek to restore a full arch of missing teeth or replace a traditional denture, we can fit you with an implant supported denture
. This method utilizes implants that are topped with snaps so that they can attach to corresponding apparatus on your dentures. The dentures will be more secure and will not slip or affect chewing or speaking but will still be removable for cleaning at the end of the day.
All-on-4® Treatment Concept
method is an implant-based restoration method that supports a full arch of fixed dentures on only four implants. With this method, patients can enjoy the benefits of implants, and a completely restored smile, without the high cost and painstaking recovery of having each tooth replaced by an individual implant. Unlike the implant supported dentures, All-on-4 restorations are fixed in the mouth. The All-on-4 method can also replace a full smile in as little as one office visit.
With any of these multiple tooth implant restorations, you can look forward to the oral health and bone strengthening benefits of implants at a lower cost and still have several or all teeth restored.
Contact our staff today at 509-940-0025. Learn more about dental implants and if they are right for you.