When more than one tooth is lost or missing, multiple dental implants can provide an effective replacement with durable results. Dr. Brent Moses in Virginia Beach, VA offers several dental implant treatment options. Dental implants offer patients who are missing multiple teeth a stable and healthy oral foundation for a lifetime of beautiful smiles. With an almost 98% success rate, dental implants offer a permanent and secure missing teeth treatment option.
Types of Dental Implants for Multiple Missing Teeth
The type of dental implants procedure you receive will depend on the number and location of your missing teeth as well as your overall oral health. Dr. Moses will schedule a consultation with you at his Virginia Beach dentist office to determine which type of dental implants is best for you. He will then develop a personalized treatment plan for the patient tailored to their cosmetic goals, dental health concerns, and budget.
Individual Dental Implants
If you are missing several non-consecutive teeth, then a single dental implant for each missing tooth is the best treatment option. Each void will have a dental implant surgically placed and restored with a dental crown. Dental implants can be used to replace teeth that are congenitally missing or teeth that have been lost due to accidents, tooth decay, gum disease or other reasons.
Dental Implants Supported Bridges
If you are missing several consecutive teeth, then a dental implant supported dental bridge is the best treatment option. A dental bridge is traditionally secured using prepared adjacent teeth, essentially damaging healthy teeth. With the use of dental implants, a dental bridge can be permanently secured in place which helps to preserve the healthy adjacent teeth. Implants provide more structural support for the jaw and bite and need less maintenance.
Dental Implants Supported Dentures
If you are missing an entire row of teeth, either on top or bottom, then dental implants supported dentures is recommended. Denture implants can be supported by as few as four strategically placed dental implants. Denture implants have a 95% or better success rate and equally high level of patient satisfaction. While this procedure does require a greater initial investment compared to dentures alone, implant dentures offer the best long term benefits. Dentures do not support the structure of the jaw bone and patients may experience gradual bone loss and deterioration of the structure of the jaw. Implant supported dentures also help to maintain the bone structure in the face. While there is a greater investment initially, implant supported dentures provide superior long term benefits. Denture implants also allow patients to enjoy a diet without restriction.