Multiple Missing Teeth – Chesapeake, VA
Rebuild a Complete Smile with Dental Implants
A complete smile is important for more than just your confidence. It’s also necessary to maintain your oral and general health. Unfortunately, many Americans suffer from tooth loss. If you’re among those who have lost multiple teeth over the years, you don’t need to live with the complications it has caused. You can enjoy the next best thing to your natural teeth with dental implant bridges in Chesapeake. If you prefer, we also offer traditional treatments to give you the functional smile you deserve.
Non-Implant Tooth Replacement Treatments
Traditional tooth replacement options replace the portions of your teeth visible above the gum line. As a result, they can rely on your remaining natural teeth for support. They will always have their limitations; however, they are a convenient solution to replace multiple missing teeth. Depending on how many you’ve lost, your treatment plan may include:
Your dentist takes an impression of your mouth to create a prosthetic tooth. It’s attached to dental crowns bonded over the adjacent teeth to hold it in place. This is an effective option to replace 1 to 3 consecutive missing teeth that can last an average of 10 years or longer before needing to be replaced.
If you have a few healthy teeth remaining, you might be a candidate for a partial denture. Prosthetic teeth fill the space of those you’ve lost, which are attached to a gum-colored base. It also has a metal framework, which allows it to clip onto your remaining teeth.
A traditional denture can replace an entire arch of missing teeth. Although they have a bad reputation for looking fake, dentures are now more realistic than ever. Your prosthetic teeth are featured in a gum-colored base, which is held to your gums using suction or an adhesive.
The Dental Implant Process
Dental implants can be used to stabilize your restorations by replacing the entire structure of a tooth. You don’t need to rely on healthy teeth for support while eliminating any slipping or irritation. You will need to undergo a multi-step treatment process.
After you’ve healed from any previous treatments, like tooth extractions or bone grafting, titanium implant posts are surgically placed into your jawbone. The number of posts needed varies depending on the severity of your tooth loss. Over the next several weeks, your bone fuses to the posts through a process called osseointegration. Once your jaw has healed, abutments are placed on each post to connect your custom-made restoration.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Replacing the entire tooth structure provides a variety of advantages, including:
- Over a 95% success rate to last for several decades.
- Looks natural to restore your confidence.
- Regain as much as 70% of your biting force.
- Preserves your jawbone’s density.
- Improves your oral health.
- Doesn’t rely on healthy teeth for support.
- Eliminates slipping and irritation.
- Supports your facial tissues.
- Cost-effective, long-term solution.
Schedule Your Consultation Today!
Your dentist in Chesapeake can rebuild a beautiful, functional smile. Contact our office today to discover your options to replace multiple missing teeth.