If you are missing multiple teeth, Dr. Robert Cain in Knoxville, TN offers several options for replacement including dental implants for multiple missing teeth. Dental implants provide long-term and highly effective results for patients missing more than one tooth.
Missing teeth can be replaced using several separate dental implants to replace individual teeth, with the use of a bridge to replace consecutive missing teeth, or with dentures, if you’re missing a whole row of teeth. Dental implants are the most natural-looking and innovative solution for replacing missing teeth.
Types of Dental Implants for Multiple Missing Teeth
If you are missing several or all of your teeth, Dr. Cain may recommend a dental bridge secured by dental implants or dentures secured by dental implants. Both options provide a patient with more structural support for the jaw and bite and require less maintenance.
The type of dental implant you receive will depend on the number and location of your missing teeth as well as your overall oral health. Knoxville TN periodontist, Dr. Cain will meet one-on-one with each dental implant patient.
During your consultation, he will perform a thorough dental health exam to see if multiple dental implants are the right choice for you. We will then develop a personalized treatment plan for the patient that is tailored to their unique cosmetic goals, dental health concerns, and budget.
Dental Implant-Secured Bridge
A dental bridge is often used to replace several consecutively missing teeth. Traditionally secured using prepared adjacent teeth; Dr. Cain usually recommends securing dental bridges with dental implants. Implants provide more structural support for the jaw and bite and need less maintenance.
Two or more implant posts will be surgically implanted in the jaw. These posts will permanently secure the dental bridge restoration.
Dental Implant-Secured Denture (All-On-Four)
Dentures can be secured using strategically placed dental implants if you are missing a full set of teeth. Many patients struggle with ill-fitted dentures. Dentures are prone to slipping or falling out, causing embarrassment for patients. Implant secured dentures, or all-on-four, can offer a more comfortable and lasting result when all of the top or bottom teeth are lost.
Dr. Cain will strategically place as few as four dental implants to attach the denture to which will maintain a healthy jaw bone structure and secure a hybrid denture. All-on-Four dental implants allow patients to enjoy a diet without restriction and can help patients feel more confident in their smile.
Receiving Implants For Multiple Missing Teeth
Once the dental implants are strategically, surgically placed, it will take about 3-6 months for the posts to fully heal and fuse with the jaw bone. Once fully healed, a custom-designed dental bridge or dentures will be secured to the implants by Dr. Cain.
With the use of modern technology, dental bridges and can now be color-matched to your natural smile for a perfect fit. Dental implant secured bridges and dentures offer natural-looking and secure tooth replacement.