Multiple Tooth Replacement
Dental implants can look and feel like your own teeth. When several teeth are missing, implants are an excellent option.
The traditional option of bridges involves the crowning of adjacent teeth. Dental implants don’t sacrifice neighboring teeth. They can also eliminate the need for removable partial dentures. Fixed bridges can be anchored to dental implants. They are stable and restore both natural function and appearance.
Using local anesthetic, the implants are placed into the jawbone. After the initial procedure, the dental implants will need to heal for a few months to allow bone attachment. In the interim, many patients wear removable replacement teeth. After the healing period, your restorative dentist will place the permanent teeth onto the implants.
Diligent oral hygiene is just as important with dental implants as it is with natural teeth. Brushing, flossing and regular visits to the dentist are essential to the success of implants.