Millions of Americans suffer from missing or severely damaged teeth. The causes can vary from years of neglecting their oral health to an injury. Not adhering to a regular oral health routine can lead to many issues including gum disease and tooth decay which can cause tooth loss. Every year, people also rush to their dentist with severe injuries to their teeth which can also lead to tooth loss. No matter what the cause is, it is necessary to replace those teeth with a dental restoration.
At Marr Family Dentistry in Greeley, CO, there are many options available for patients missing multiple teeth. You should schedule a consultation with one of our expert dentists to learn what options are available to you. No two patients are alike and neither are their dental issues. The type of restoration you need will depend on your unique situation. We will recommend dental implants provided there is sufficient bone to support the implants. Dental implants are the most lifelike, natural-looking teeth replacement option available.
Replacing Multiple Teeth With Dental Implants
Replacing multiple missing teeth with dental implants requires very careful and precise treatment planning. Dr. Kami Marr and Dr. Kevin Marr will plan each patient’s treatment on a case by case basis. The dental restoration that will be supported by dental implants is mainly determined by:
- The location and number of missing teeth
- The amount of bone mass available
Multiple missing teeth cannot be replaced with dental implants if you are lacking in bone density. The implant will simply not have enough bone to fuse with and it will fail. As long you have enough jawbone available, the location and number of missing teeth you have will ultimately determine the type of dental implant you will receive.
Several Implant Supported Dental Crowns: If you are missing a few teeth that are not consecutive, this would be the most reasonable solution. A single dental implant will be surgically placed in the root canal for each missing tooth and will be restored with a custom made dental crown.
An Implant Supported Dental Bridge: This type of implant is appropriate when a patient has several consecutive missing teeth. In this case, dental implants will be placed on each side of the gap and will be restored with a custom dental bridge. A dental bridge is a set of teeth that are fused together to replace several missing teeth.
An Implant Supported Partial Denture: Some patients may still have some remaining healthy teeth and are only missing a few teeth in an arch. An implant supported partial denture is utilized to essentially fill in the gaps from the missing teeth. It will allow you to talk, bite and chew with no visible clasps that are traditionally used to hold a partial denture in place.
Schedule A Consultation
To get a customized treatment plan that will address your missing teeth, schedule an appointment online today with Dr. Marr. This will allow you to ask questions about your unique issues and express your goals. We will able to lay out all your options and go over the pros and cons of each treatment. We offer complete dental implant services from the comfort of our Greeley, CO dentist office.
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