If you are missing several teeth, the best replacement option is dental implants. Dr. Leah Romay is a prosthodontist that performs all phases of the implant process. For patients with up five missing teeth in row and that qualify, she offers multiple dental implants in Glyndon, MD.
The Importance of Replacing Multiple Missing Teeth
Multiple missing or severely decayed teeth can cause many problems that will threaten your oral and overall health. They make it harder to bite and chew your food forcing you to eat a limited diet. It also puts you at a higher risk of developing gum disease, bone loss in the jaw, further tooth loss, adjacent teeth shifting, and bad breath. And it is simply embarrassing to speak or smile with a large gap in your smile. Multiple dental implants can fill in that gap and is the best thing for your natural teeth.
Multiple Dental Implants in Glyndon, MD
If you are missing up to five teeth in a row, multiple dental implants is the best solution over a partial denture or tooth supported denture. These implants will support a dental bridge.
Implant Supported Bridge
A dental bridge is made of at least two dental crowns that are located on each end of bridge. In between them are the false teeth called pontics. These pieces are fused together to create on prosthesis that will replace all your missing teeth. Dr. Romay will surgically insert at least two dental implants into your jaw bone and let them heal for 3 to 6 months. During this time, the implants will fuse to the bone creating a stable base to support the bridge. The final step is to screw the crown portions of the bridge to the implants.
Benefits of Multiple Dental Implants
Partials dentures and tooth supported dental bridges are the conventional ways dentists replace several missing teeth. Neither of them will prevent jaw bone loss, replace the teeth roots, or preserve your remaining natural teeth. A tooth supported dental bridge requires adjacent teeth to be grinded down and support the entire prosthesis. A partial denture will use some remaining to hold the the entire prosthesis in place. This extra stress on those teeth makes them more susceptible to decay and damage. An implant supported bridge is the only teeth replacement solution that will prevent these issues. Other benefits include:
- Permanent solution
- Allows for greater biting and chewing force
- Preserves the facial structure and appearance
- Closest thing to natural teeth
- Does not harm adjacent teeth
What is the downside to multiple dental implants?
Multiple dental implants are by far the best solution for your oral health, overall well-being, and dental health. However, this teeth replacement solution is more expensive than a partial denture and a tooth supported dental bridge. The process to complete also takes longer to complete.
An implant-supported bridge requires surgery, many visits to our dental office, high-quality materials, planning, and a high skill level. When considering your options, it is important to remember that your teeth are a vital part of your everyday life. While they do come with a higher financial commitment, you are essentially investing into your quality of life.
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If you are interested in multiple dental implants in Glyndon, MD, book a consult today with Dr. Leah Romay. You can Request an appointment online or call our local dentist office today at 410.220.4680.