Multiple Dental ImplantsAnnapolis, MD

If you are missing more than one tooth, multiple dental implants can provide an effective replacement with durable results. Dental implants provide long-term results for patients missing multiple teeth. We can use several separate dental implants to replace individual teeth. Our office can also use a bridge or denture to replace consecutive missing teeth. Treatment using multiple dental implants in our Annapolis, MD, office can improve your smile’s look, feel, and function.

Multiple Dental Implants in Annapolis, MD

Why Choose Dental Implants?

Dental implants are the most natural-looking and innovative solution for replacing missing teeth. Patients with dental implants enjoy better long-term oral health and the best possible quality of life. Dental implants are small titanium screws that we place in the jaw bone. They are artificial tooth roots that secure crowns, bridges, or dentures. 

Implants restore the ability to eat a healthy diet. Because they support the jaw bone, they also support improved bite function. Easier biting and chewing means you aren’t restricted to eating soft foods. Once you are used to your new teeth, you can easily eat the foods you love. You can eat without the fear of your restoration slipping. 

Additionally, you can pronounce words more clearly with implant restorations. Replacing missing teeth at the root can help you speak normally.

Preparing For Dental Implant Treatment

Dr. Vernon Sheen will meet one-on-one with each prospective dental implant patient who is missing multiple teeth. During your consultation at his dentist’s office in Annapolis, MD, he will perform a thorough dental health exam and discuss your treatment options.

Together, you will build a comprehensive treatment plan to restore your smile’s aesthetics and function. Dr. Sheen offers a single dental implant if you have one missing tooth. However, Dr. Sheen will recommend a bridge or denture if you have

Multiple Dental Implants for Missing Teeth in Annapolis, MD

Dr. Sheen may recommend using a dental bridge supported with dental implants for several consecutive missing teeth. The implant process involves several steps and requires healing time between the surgical placement of the titanium post and the attachment of the final restoration.

You will have two or more implant posts surgically implanted in the jaw. These posts will permanently secure the dental bridge restoration. The implants will also help to stimulate natural bone growth in the jaw and maintain the structure of your face.

Dental implants take three to six months for the posts to heal and fully fuse with the jaw bone. Once fully healed, Dr. Sheen will secure a custom-designed dental bridge to the implants in his Annapolis, MD, dentist’s office.

Modern technology allows us to color-match dental bridges to your natural teeth for a perfect fit. A dental implant-secured bridge offers natural-looking and secure teeth replacement.

All-on-Four Dental Implants

Implant-secured dentures are one of the most exciting options for multiple missing teeth in our Annapolis, MD, dentist’s office. They are also known as “All-on-Four” or “implant dentures.” This new technique offers the benefits of dental implants to edentulous patients without enough supportive bone structure.

All-on-Four uses as few as four strategically placed dental implants to secure a cosmetic denture. However, the number of implants you need will depend on several factors. These factors include:

  • Amount of jaw bone or bone mass
  • Number of missing teeth
  • The type of restoration

Our dentist will decide where to place the implants, in the upper or lower jaw. You may sometimes need some bone grafting to prepare for this procedure. However, in most cases, our dentist can maximize the mass in your jawbone to place implants without grafting.

Unlike removable dentures, All-on-Four offers benefits that make everyday life more comfortable. All-on-Four:

  • Does not rub or irritate the gums 
  • Makes it easy to eat chewy foods
  • Does not require bone grafting in most cases

You are a good candidate for All-on-Four if you:

  • Have most of your teeth missing in one or more tooth arches
  • Are in good oral health
  • Have sufficient gum and bone left
  • Do not smoke

We can work with you to ensure you are a candidate for All-on-Four treatment. If you have problems like gum disease or tooth decay, we will provide treatment to restore your tooth and gum health. Our office may also recommend bone grafting as needed.

Additionally, we recommend that you stop smoking during implant treatment. Smoking and using tobacco products increase your risk of implant failure.

What is “Teeth in a Day”?

“Teeth in a day” refers to receiving a temporary restoration the same day as getting one or more implants. We offer teeth in a day in our Annapolis, MD, office.

In one office visit, we can remove damaged or decayed teeth, place implants, and provide a temporary restoration. While this does not mean you will get your final restoration on the same day, you will not be without teeth. You can get used to biting and chewing with replacement teeth as you heal.

However, this is not possible without planning. To prepare for implant treatment or teeth in a day, we take X-rays to see areas of jaw bone loss. We will also address problems like gum disease or tooth decay. Then, we schedule your implant surgery, where you will receive your implant posts and temporary restoration.

Your permanent restoration will take time to arrive. Once your implant posts and abutments heal, we will provide your final crown, bridge, or denture.

Get Multiple Dental Implants Today

Restore the look and function of your teeth with dental implants. Multiple dental implants are one of the best solutions for replacing several missing teeth. Contact Dr. Vernon Sheen’s office for dental implants in Annapolis, MD, at (443) 482-5202. You can also schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Sheen online.

Let us know if you have any questions about dental implants. We’re here to help you find the right implant restoration for you.

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