Multi-tooth Dental Implants
Close the Gaps
Most of the time, the best solution for multiple missing teeth is multiple dental implants. Dental implants feel and function essentially the
same as natural teeth, unlike other tooth replacement options. Patients with multiple dental implants cannot feel a difference between their replacement and natural teeth.
The number of dental implants you will need will depend on the number of teeth that need to be replaced and their location. If you have multiple missing teeth in a row, dental implants can support a bridge. A bridge can consist of as little as two replacement teeth or an entire arch.
Dental implants are made up of three parts: a titanium implant, the connecting abutment, and the replacement tooth or bridge. The titanium implant is surgically placed in the jaw bone where the natural tooth used to reside. Then, an abutment is used to attach the replacement tooth to the implant. It takes approximately four to six months for a dental implant to completely heal.
Patients must have enough bone mass to support the implant. If you have lost teeth due to gum disease, you may need a bone graft before receiving dental implants. We will create an individualized treatment plan at your consultation to ensure your treatment is successful.