Dental Implants Multiple Teeth Replacement
You can lose teeth for several reasons. One of the most common causes of tooth loss is the advanced stages of gum disease. You can also lose teeth as a result of facial trauma, such as a fall at home or work, a sports injury, or an auto accident. Losing teeth has a significant impact on your entire life and need to be replaced as soon as possible. At Bijan Family Dental Practice, we can replace several missing teeth with multiple teeth dental implants.
What Issues Does Tooth Loss Cause?
Losing teeth has several major effects on your life. These effects include
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a modern solution to tooth loss. They are a versatile treatment that can be used to replace a single tooth or many teeth, taking the place of traditional bridges and dentures. Implants use small titanium posts, which are surgically placed into your jawbone, to provide support for your dental restorations. The restorations, or ceramic/porcelain crowns, are used to replace the visible surfaces of your missing teeth. The exact number of implants needed to support your restorations depends on several factors, including the number of missing teeth and the condition of your jawbone.
Replacing Multiple Teeth With Dental Implants
Dental implants require a surgical procedure, which is done under a local anesthetic. Sedation may be provided as well, enabling you to remain comfortable and relaxed during your procedure. Guided Surgery begins with a small hole in your gum tissue, exposing the bone underneath. Next, we drill holes into your jawbone and place the implant directly inside. Finally, the temporary teeth are placed on top.
The amount of time it takes to heal from surgery varies from 3-6 months. During this time, the bone gradually fuses to the implants, integrating them into your jaw. This effectively turns them into strong, stable roots that will be used to hold your new restorations securely in place. We monitor your progress closely to ensure that you are healing properly. Once you have fully healed, impressions of your mouth are taken, which are then used to create a custom abutments (post) and temporary teeth. This allows the tissue to mature further and results in more predictable esthetics when we make the final crowns a few months later. When we are finished with the final crown, we check them for fit and bite before securing them into place with small screws or on occasion cemented.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants provide numerous benefits.
With dental implants, we can restore the functions of your missing teeth, your smile, and preserve the integrity of your jawbone as well. For more information, and to find out if dental implants are right for you, call Bijan Family Dental Practice at (714) 421-4494 today.