Multiple Tooth Implant
Multiple Tooth ImplantsDental implants are a popular treatment used to replace missing teeth. With implants, small titanium posts are used to provide support for your replacement teeth. The posts are surgically placed into your jawbone. Your bone gradually fuses to the posts, integrating them into your jaw. They essentially become replacement roots that hold your replacement teeth securely in place.
A multiple tooth implant is one that is used to replace two or more consecutive missing teeth, providing you with a modern alternative to a traditional bridge or partial denture. This restoration is commonly called an implant supported bridge. The number of implant posts required varies from patient to patient, depending upon how many teeth are being replaced and the condition of your jawbone.
How is the Implant Placed?Placing a multiple tooth implant requires a surgical procedure. This is done under a local anesthetic. Sedation is also provided to help ensure your comfort during treatment. Small incisions are made in your gums to expose the bone underneath. We then drill holes into your jawbone and place the implant posts inside. Your gums are sutured closed around the posts. Finally, temporary teeth are secured into place.
Healing from surgery can last several weeks to several months. During this time your bone gradually fuses to the posts. Several follow up appointments allow us to monitor your progress. After you have healed, we design and create your final restorations and then secure them onto your implant posts with small screws.
Benefits of a Multiple Tooth ImplantA multiple tooth implant provides many benefits.
With a multiple tooth implant, we can restore the functions of your missing teeth, restore the quality of your smile, and preserve the integrity of your jawbone. If you have lost several teeth, call Encino Cosmetic Dentistry today at (818) 783-0408 to schedule your consultation and find out if a multiple tooth implant is right for you.