Multiple Dental Implants
The best teeth replacement option is a “fixed” (non-removable) alternative. Fixed teeth provide a stable, secure solution that lets you eat what you want. Dental implants also preserve your facial appearance and prevent the bone loss that would occur if nothing were done.
The perfect solution for missing several but not all teeth
In the back of the mouth where bite forces are extremely strong, one implant per tooth is the ideal. Although not always required, most patients prefer to have individual teeth rather than an implant bridge for the back teeth.
With individual implant crowns, you will be able to floss your teeth normally. With an implant bridge, an easy to use floss threader will have to be used on a daily basis to get under the middle teeth. We will aid you in making the best decision for your particular situation.
When replacing missing teeth in the front of the mouth, we may recommend an implant bridge as opposed to individual front teeth implant crowns. The main reason for this is cosmetic.
The natural shape of the gums in the “scalloped” shape and those tiny triangles of gum in between the teeth can be created more predictably with a bridge.
In Dr. Amin’s office the esthetic outcome of the “pink part,” the gums, is as important as the “white part,” the teeth. Many patients and doctors often neglect the esthetics of the gum contours (especially front teeth), which truly makes a tooth look natural. In addition, the bite forces are not as much as the back teeth, so fewer implants can be used.
After the initial examination, you can expect 1-4 additional visits until the final fixed teeth are permanently attached.
Course of treatment: Placing the fixed bridge
The course of treatment described here is one of several options available. Individual teeth (single dental implants) can also be made.
1. Before the procedure
Detailed exam and x-rays with Dr. Amin.
2. Placing the implants
First, the implants are placed. This is normally done in a single session. A temporary bridge may be placed at the same time, making it possible for you to function like normal almost immediately after leaving the office.
Oftentimes bone grafting is needed when several teeth are lost. This can be done at the same time as the implants and bone extractions due to Dr. Amin’s vast experience.
3. Attaching the bridge
The implants need to integrate with the jawbone before the teeth are attached. This is normally done 1-4 months after the implant installation. Digital scan impressions are made. Our personal lab technician will design and deliver your custom teeth.
4. End result: Dental Implants with teeth
The new bridge will handle all the pressure that your strong, natural teeth did. You will have a stable and secure solution that will allow you to eat what you want. You will look and feel great!