Multiple Tooth Implants
Owings Mill, MD
Do you have rows or arches of lost teeth? Are your lost teeth impacting the function of your smile? We can treat patients with multiple missing teeth to restore the appearance and function of the teeth and gums. One or more lost teeth can cause a variety of problems, from facial sagging to bite problems, however dental implants can be used to replace them at the root reducing the risk of bone deterioration. They also add structure and support to the restoration.
Natural healthy teeth improve the structure of the face; when patients have even one lost permanent tooth they can lose important facial structure. Multiple missing teeth increase the risk of facial sagging. Uneven bites caused by missing teeth can make it difficult to eat hard or crunchy foods. This can also impact patients’ ability to speak clearly.
Restoring lost teeth with dental implants creates a stable foundation for false teeth. If you have one or more missing teeth, Dr. Dmitry Nova can place several dental implants to support a dental bridge or dentures. Dr. Nova offers multiple tooth implants at Nova Dental in Owings Mills, MD. He is highly trained in implant dentistry and has lots of experience restoring patients’ smiles using multiple tooth implants.
RESTORATIVE TREATMENTS FOR MULTIPLE IMPLANTS IN OWINGS MILLS, MD
Dr. Nova and his professional dental team offer implant-supported bridges and dentures for patients with multiple lost teeth. These restorations use multiple dental implants to secure a bridge or denture. They are each strategically placed to best support your restoration and promote bone health. As opposed to traditional bridges and dentures, restorations that are supported by implants are permanent. Dr. Nova uses flapless surgery to place implants and takes scans of the patient’s smile before treatment for customized restorations. He can also use these scans to show patients what their projected smile will look like after treatment.
IMPLANT-SECURED DENTAL BRIDGES
Traditional bridges need adjacent prepared teeth to secure false teeth in place. Alternatively, placing implants to replace one or more consecutive missing teeth does not require tooth preparation. Patients with several consecutive missing teeth benefit from implant-supported bridges that restore bite function. Not only do implant-secured bridges restore function to your mouth, but they also reduce the risk of further health complications and improve the aesthetics of your smile. Implant-secured dental bridges also prevent future bone and gum loss. We color-match your restoration to the exact shade of your natural teeth so that they blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
Like traditional bridges, removable dentures do not support the bite. Traditional dentures lay on top of the gums and often require messy adhesive. This can be difficult for patients, and removable dentures are often uncomfortable and limit patients’ diets and their ability to speak and enunciate clearly. Implant-supported dentures allow patients to brush and care for their restoration as they would their natural teeth. Dental implants secure dentures and make it easier for patients to eat, talk, and smile comfortably. Many patients may often forget that their implant dentures are replacement teeth because they offer structural support and look natural.
All-on-X is an implant technique in which implants are inserted into the jawbone to support restorations. The posterior implants are inserted into the jawbone at a 45-degree angle to better support the restoration. Similar to traditional implants there is a healing time after this where the implants will fuse with your bone, however with All-on-X is is shorter. All-on-X requires less jaw bone density than regular dental implants so they are a great option for patients who are lacking bone dentistry. Once placed and healed, All-on-X has been shown to promote jaw bone health and reduce bone deterioration. They are also less invasive than replacing a full arch of teeth with traditional implants.
MULTIPLE TOOTH IMPLANTS FAQS
Do you have further questions about how multiple implants can be used to restore arches or rows of missing teeth? Continue reading to find answers to frequently asked questions in our office.
CAN MULTIPLE IMPLANTS BE PLACED AT THE SAME TIME?
We can place multiple implants at the same time, however, it is important to be aware of how many are being placed, and what the healing process may look like. If you are having implants placed on both your top arch and bottom arch of your teeth we may recommend that you have them done in two appointments to make the healing process smoother.
HOW MANY IMPLANTS DO I NEED TO REPLACE 5 TEETH?
In general, a single dental implant can replace anywhere from one to three teeth. In order to replace 3 teeth we recommend using two implants. For convenience, both implants can be placed at the same time and your restoration will be placed after the implants have fused with the jawbone and your gums have healed.
RESTORE MISSING TEETH TODAY
Receive implant-secured bridges or dentures today. Call Nova Dental at (410) 205-1127 or request a dental appointment with Dr. Nova online. Please ask us any questions you have about restorative care at your next visit and we will gladly help!