Multiple Tooth Implant
Dental implants are an excellent way to replace tooth loss. When a person loses a tooth due to disease or injury, the missing tooth and its roots lead to bone loss, defective chewing patterns, problems in speech, and discomfort. Dental implants consist of a metal post or fixture and an abutment. The dental implant body or metal post is inserted into the jawbone via a surgical procedure and replaces the natural teeth roots. The abutment is attached to the dental implant and extends from the gums into the mouth to support artificial teeth.
Dental Implant Procedure
The whole dental implant procedure is performed in stages. The procedure starts with damaged tooth removal and then jawbone grafting as per requirements. Jawbone preparation or grafting is needed if the person's jawbone isn't strong enough to support the implant. After the surgery, and dental implant placement, the jawbone is allowed to heal and grow around the dental implant. Then abutment placement precedes the final artificial tooth replacement step.
Multiple Tooth Implant
Having multiple dental implants placed in your jawbone simultaneously is an effective procedure to replace several missing teeth.
The multiple-tooth implant procedure makes it possible to support dental bridges and partial dentures. The advantage of this procedure over fixed bridges or dentures is that it doesn't affect the health of surrounding teeth, preserves jawbone density, and prevents it from deteriorating.
Advantages of Multiple Tooth Implants
Fixed dental bridges or removable dentures do not preserve and support the jawbone around missing teeth, leading to atrophy and, finally, the recession of the jawbone. Without natural stimulation of gums and bone, the structures will collapse, leading to an unattractive smile. Multiple dental implants will preserve bone health by interacting with the gums and jawbone, as they replace natural tooth roots to stimulate and support the gums and bone.
The multiple implants are easy to clean as you can maintain oral hygiene by regular flossing and brushing routines recommended for the rest of your teeth. However, the cement around partial dentures or fixed bridges can degrade over time, making space for bacterial deposition and leading to further tooth decay.
Dental implants are evaluated for their safety and biocompatibility, which makes them a safe material for insertion into the jawbone.
Most dental implants are made from:
|| Cobalt-based alloys
What Should You Ask Your Dentist Before Getting an Implant?
You must ask your dental provider about the brand and model of implants and whether you are a good candidate for the surgery.
Discuss the implant procedure's long-term effects and success ratio and the overall healing process length, which may take several months.
What Are the Benefits and Risks of Dental Implants?
Dental implants restore the cosmetic appearance and improve speech and chewing ability. The implants which replace missing teeth roots preserve the jawbone from deterioration and protect and support surrounding gums and teeth. However, risks and complications include injury to sinus perforation, adjacent teeth, or jawbone. Inadequate function of dental implants, along with implant failure, is also possible.
What Should You Consider After a Dental Implant Procedure?
After completing the dental implant procedure, punctually follow the oral hygiene instructions given by the dentist. Clean your implants and surrounding teeth properly and regularly visit your dental specialist.
If you notice any pain or discomfort after the procedure, immediately let the dentist know so that any underlying problem is efficiently resolved. At Colin M. McKinney, DMD, our dentists Dr. Colin M. McKinney and Dr. McKinney ensure that our patients receive proper guidance in regard to a dental implant procedure. Call us at (772) 266-2223 if you want to schedule an appointment with us.