If you are missing more than one tooth, multiple dental implants can provide an effective replacement with durable results. Dental implants provide long-term and highly effective results for patients missing multiple teeth. Multiple missing teeth can be replaced using several separate dental implants to replace individual teeth or with the use of a bridge to replace consecutive missing teeth.
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 with the ability to eat a healthy, varied diet and speak normally.
Dr. Vernon Sheen will meet one-on-one with each prospective dental implant patient who is missing multiple teeth. During your consultation at Dr. Vernon’s Annapolis, MD dentist office, he will perform a thorough dental health exam and discuss all of your treatment options with you.
Together, you will build a comprehensive treatment plan to restore both aesthetics and function to your smile. Dr. Sheen also offers a single dental implant if you are only missing one tooth.
Multiple Dental Implants for Missing Teeth
For several consecutive missing teeth, Dr. Sheen may recommend using a dental bridge supported with dental implants. 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 about 3-6 months for the posts to fully heal and fuse with the jaw bone. Once fully healed, a custom-designed dental bridge will be secured to the implants by Dr. Sheen in his Annapolis, MD dentist office.
With the use of modern technology, dental bridges can now be color matched to your natural smile for a perfect fit. A dental implant-secured bridge offers natural-looking and secure teeth replacement.
All on Four Dental Implants
One of the most exciting options available at our Annapolis, MD dentist office is implant-secured dentures, also known as “all on four” or “implant dentures”. This new technique offers the benefits of dental implants to edentulous patients with diminished bone structure and is recommended to secure a denture.
The All on Four technique uses as few as four strategically placed dental implants that will secure a cosmetic denture for a functional and stable smile. The denture will not rub or irritate the gums as traditional dentures typically do.
The exact number of implants needed will depend on where the implants are being placed (in the upper or lower jaw) and will ultimately be decided by the dentist. At your consultation, Dr. Sheen will review the options available to you.
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Schedule a Consultation for Dental Implants
Find out why multiple dental implants are the preferred solution for missing teeth by both dentists and patients. Contact the dentist office of Dr. Vernon Sheen in Annapolis, MD, at (443) 482-5202, or schedule an appointment online.