The dentist office of Dr. Drew Shulman will always recommend dental implants over other restorations because of their incredible benefits. This is especially for patients missing many or all of their teeth. If this is you, we suggest scheduling a consultation with Dr. Shulman to learn more about multiple dental implants. Unfortunately, not everyone will qualify for teeth implants. You need to be is good overall health and have adequate bone to support the implants. Overall, Dr. Shulman will help you determine the most suitable tooth replacement option for your oral health needs and cosmetic goals.
Dental Implants for Multiple Missing Teeth
For years, the only options for missing teeth included dentures or bridgework. However, as dental technology has evolved, so have dental implants. The process to get them is less tedious and they now have a much higher success rate. Couple that with all the advantages teeth implants offer the patients and you has the most popular teeth replacement treatment now. The biggest advantage to choosing them is that the implant posts will fuse naturally with your jaw bone creating a stable and lasting bite. The biocompatible posts will actually replace the missing teeth roots which help to prevent bone loss, promoting your long term oral health.
Multiple Dental Implants
Depending on the location and number of missing teeth you have, one of the following types of dental implants may be used.
Implant-supported Dental Bridge
If you are missing more than one tooth, you do not need a single dental implant for each missing tooth. In instances where there are several missing teeth in a row, Dr. Shulman can place at least two dental implants in the jaw and then secure a dental bridge to them. Each implant will support one end of the dental bridge. Unlike a traditional fixed bridge, an implant-supported bridge will not require adjacent teeth to be compromised. It also provides structural support for the jaw and bite. Bridgework secured by dental implants provides a stronger, more effective restoration.
Implant-supported Full Denture
Many people who are faced with the possibility of losing all their teeth dread the thought of getting dentures. With the popularity of dental implants growing, so is the excited behind not having to deal with removable dentures. With as little as four dental implants, Philadelphia dentist, Dr. Shulman can attach a full denture, replacing an entire arch of teeth! This treatment option will eliminate many of the disadvantages of removable dentures. The advantages of dentures supported by implants include:
- No slippage or chance of denture falling out
- Little to no eating restrictions
- More comfortable
- Long lasting results
- Protects against bone loss
- Easier to care for
- More stable
- No need for need for glues, adhesives, soaks or rinses
Dr. Shulman offers complete dental implant services at his Northeast Philadelphia dentist office from extraction to surgical implantation to final restoration. Dental implants are the most natural-looking and advanced solution for the replacement of missing teeth. He is highly qualified and trained in the latest cosmetic and restorative dentistry techniques for the most natural looking restorations.
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