Multiple Teeth Replacement Lake Forest CA | Lifetime Dental
Missing several teeth, whether one was born without them or they were lost due to injury or decay, can lower one’s self-esteem, make regular functions, such as eating and speaking more difficult, and can lower one’s quality of life. A person who is missing multiple teeth may appear older or self-conscious of their smile, which can affect their relationships with others. Not only that, but if missing teeth aren’t replaced, the bone can deteriorate and teeth can shift, causing an unwanted appearance. Dental implants are a great option to replace multiple teeth in order to get your smile back.
Advantages of Implants Over Fixed Bridges or Removable Partial Dentures
In the past, dental implants were not an option, leaving patients with a fixed bridge or removable partial dentures. With the technology we now have, dental implants are the better option of the three. The advantages of dental implants over other teeth replacement options include:
- Dental implant-supported bridges replace your natural teeth without altering your adjacent teeth.
- The bone is better preserved due to the implant replacing part of the tooth root.
- The replaced teeth are more easily maintained and able to be kept clean.
- Your replacement teeth will feel natural and you can do everything you did with your natural teeth with dental implants.
While there are other options, dental implants are an aesthetic, functional and comfortable permanent teeth replacement option. Alternatives, such as a fixed bridge or removable partial dentures can cause the gums and bones to recede, cause bone to decay, and are harder to maintain.
Multiple Teeth Replacement Procedure
The multiple teeth replacement with dental implants procedure occurs in various phases over a period of a few months. The first phase involves surgically placing the implant, which look like screws, into the jaw. Once this is done, we will give your mouth two to six months to heal and to make sure the implants and bone bond together, which will form anchors. We will provide you with a temporary teeth replacement option that can be worn over the implant area during this period.
The second phase involves replacement teeth or bridges that will be created for you by the dentist. Once created, they will be attached to the implants and soon after, your teeth will have been restored, and you will be able to return to your regular activities.
Am I a Candidate for Multiple Teeth Replacement?
Almost everyone will be eligible for dental implants to replace multiple teeth. Generally, a person who has good oral health, enough bone mass and healthy gums will be a good candidate for dental implants. A consultation with one of our dentists will ensure you are a candidate and a treatment plan can be created from there.
Knowing Your Options
While most people will be a good candidate for dental implants to replace multiple teeth, some patients may find that they do not have enough healthy bone to undergo a dental implant procedure. There are alternative options to replace multiple teeth including temporary dentures, a fixed bridge or removable partial dentures. The right treatment to replace your missing teeth will be based on various factors, such as how many teeth are missing, the location of the missing teeth, the condition of the remaining teeth and the health of the gum. Regardless of which option you choose, we will ensure that your replacement teeth look natural and feel comfortable.
Beginning Your Multiple Teeth Replacement Procedure
At Lifetime Dental in Lake Forest, CA, we are dedicated to providing you with the personalized care that you deserve. Our friendly and seasoned staff are all here to help our patients choose the best option for their specific needs and deliver excellent results. We are proud to be a multi-specialty dental practice, offering a full range of dental services, including dental implants, cosmetic, general and preventive dentistry.
If you are missing multiple teeth and are bothered by the appearance of your smile, please contact us today. Our dentists are here to discuss your needs, goals, and concerns with you so a customized treatment plan can be created for your replacement teeth. Call us today at 949-581-8109 to schedule an appointment.