Dental implants offer a stable and reliable foundation to secure replacement teeth. When a patient is missing several teeth or all of their teeth in a row, teeth implants can support a denture or dental bridge. Dr. Kush Patel and Dr. Krutav Patel use multiple dental implants in Fullerton, CA to support bridges and dentures. They offer both dental implant-supported bridges and dentures for patients who suffer from damaged or missing teeth. The benefit of using implants to secure a bridge or denture is that you will not need one implant per missing tooth.
Multiple Dental Implants
Patients with two or more missing teeth will need multiple dental implants to solve their problem. We offer implant supported bridges for patients with three or more teeth. We also offer implant supported dentures for patients who have an entire arch of missing teeth.
Dental Implant-Supported Bridge
An implant supported dental bridge will replace several missing teeth in a row on the top or bottom arch. This will require at least two dental implants which will be surgically placed in the jaw bone at both ends of the gap. This type of restoration may require more than two implants depending on how many teeth are you missing.
The dental bridge will span the gap left by the missing teeth. It consists of two crowns on both ends that will attach to the dental implants. Pontics, or the replacement teeth, are located in the middle of the bridge. The implants will securely hold the bridge in place so that it can function like natural teeth.
Dental Implant-Supported Denture
An implant secured denture is secured in place with multiple dental implants. Typically, between four and eight dental implants are used to secure the restoration. After a thorough exam, your dentist will determine how many implants you need. An implant secured denture can replace a whole top or bottom arch of teeth.
The denture can either be fixed in place or removable, depending on your needs. A fixed implant supported denture is screwed to the dental implants. The patient will not be able to remove it. Patients like this solution because it mimics natural teeth. A removable implant supported denture will snap in and out of place. The patient will be able to remove it for cleaning and rest their gums.
The Benefits of Multiple Dental Implants
There are many benefits to choosing multiple dental implants. However, the primary benefit is that it helps maintain the bone structure of the jaw. Dental implants provide the bone with stimulation which prevents bone deterioration over time. This helps patients avoid a sunken in appearance in the face which can lead to an aging appearance.
Multiple dental implants also allow the patient to use a more natural biting and chewing function. Since the restorations are anchored in place by dental implants, patients can enjoy a wider variety of food. There is also no need to worry about it slipping around. Lastly, placing a dental restoration with multiple dental implants does not require damaging remaining, healthy teeth.
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If you are missing two or more teeth, book an appointment for multiple dental implants with Dr. Kush Patel and Dr. Krutav Patel. You can reach our dental office by calling (714) 888-7008 or you may request an appointment online by filling out this form. An implant supported bridge or denture offer the most natural replacement for your missing or damaged teeth.