Dr. Dennis Garpetti and Dr. Brock Hyder are expert dental implant dentists in Boise, Idaho. They recommend multiple dental implants to patients with missing teeth or who will need extractions. Missing teeth can impact your health and quality of life. Not only will they make you embarrassed to smile and eat in front of other people, but they are also bad for your health. Chewing food is harder and they can lead to many additional oral health issues such as gum disease and tooth decay. An implant supported dental bridge is the best option available to replace several consecutive missing teeth.
Multiple Dental Implants: The Best Solution for Missing Teeth
A dental bridge is a common dental tool that dentists use to replace one or more missing teeth. It can be fixed in place with abutment teeth or dental implants. It is made of two (sometimes more) dental crowns and pontics, which are essentially false teeth.
When the bridge is held in place with dental implants, it provides the most natural solution for several missing consecutive teeth. Traditionally dentists use partial dentures however this solution relies on remaining teeth to hold the prosthesis in place. This can place a lot of extra pressure on those teeth which will make them more susceptible to damage and decay.
An implant supported dental bridge does not rely on any healthy, remaining teeth to support it. Your dentist will secure it to the implants and it will be very stable. You will not need to avoid any types of foods. However, this option is more expensive than a partial. It will also take significantly longer to finish the treatment.
Why Choose Multiple Dental Implants?
Your only other solution to replace multiple consecutive missing teeth is a partial denture. This solution is typically not as stable. This means many types of food, especially sticky and hard to chew foods, must be avoided completely. It also does not prevent bone loss in the jaw. This will lead to an altered facial appearance that can make you look older.
Multiple dental implants can firmly secure a dental bridge in place. It will be more stable and durable. You will have very little food restrictions allowing you to consume a healthier diet. The implant fixtures also replace the teeth at the root. This will provide enough stimulation to regenerate the jaw bone.
How many teeth can multiple dental implants replace?
While a traditional dental bridge typically replaces a single tooth, an implant supported bridge can replace many more. It can restore two, three, four or even five or more teeth. However, the more teeth it restores, the less stable it may be. To help with this, we may suggest using more than two dental implants to support it.
Multiple Dental Implants in Boise, ID
LIFESmiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry will create a personalized solution to replace your missing teeth with multiple dental implants. This solution is better for your oral health and offers better aesthetics. Contact the office of Dr. Dennis Garpetti and Dr. Brock Hyder to schedule a consultation for dental implants.