You will have several options to choose from if you have two or more teeth that need to be replaced. Depending on how many teeth you are missing, Dr. Elise Brace will help you determine the solution that works best for you. Most dentists will agree that dental implants are the best option for many reasons. That is why Kildaire Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offers multiple dental implants in Cary, NC for patients that qualify.
The Importance of Replacing Multiple Missing Teeth
Missing or severely decayed teeth are embarrassing and a threat to your health. There are plenty of reasons why you should replace them. The gaps along your arches make it difficult to bite, eat, and speak. Bone loss will occur around the gaps and you are at a higher risk for further tooth loss, gum disease, and teeth shifting. Multiple dental implants can fill in those gaps along the arch and are the closest thing to your natural teeth.
Multiple Dental Implants in Cary, NC
If you are missing two or more teeth, Dr. Brace will suggest a denture or dental bridge that is supported by multiple dental implants.
Implant Supported Bridge
A typical bridge is made up of at least two dental crowns that are located on each of end of the bridge. In between the crowns are false teeth called pontics. The crowns and pontics are fused together to create one fixture. Your dentist will secure the bridgework in place by screwing or cementing the crowns to at least two dental implants. The solution works best for up 4 or 5 missing consecutive teeth.
Implant Supported Denture
A denture is an oral appliance with a base that has all the false teeth fused to it. However, instead of resting on the gums like a traditional denture, an implant supported denture will be directly secured to dental implants. A denture will need anywhere from 2 to 8 dental implants depending how many teeth it is replacing and on which arch.
Benefits of Multiple Dental Implants
Dentures and dental bridges are the conventional way to replace missing teeth. However, they do not address the bone deterioration that will take place once the roots are missing after tooth loss. A tooth root plays a vital role in preserving the jaw bone and holding the structure of your face. An implant is the only solution that addresses this issue. Multiple dental implants offer many more key benefits including:
- Permanent solution for multiple missing teeth
- More stable and durable allowing for greater biting and chewing force
- Prevents bone loss, preserving the facial structure and appearance
- More natural feeling than a tooth supported dental bridge and traditional denture
- There is no stress placed on the adjacent teeth
If you are interested in multiple dental implants in Cary, NC, book a consult today with Kildaire Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Elise Brace will examine your entire mouth, oral health and medical history to see if you qualify for implants. She will also explain the pros and cons of choosing multiple dental implants and answer any questions you may have. Request an appointment online or call our local dentist office today at 919.823.7107.