If you are missing multiple teeth, Dr. Doyle Freano in Lexington, KY offers several options for replacement including dental implants. These restorations provide long-term and highly effective results for patients missing multiple teeth. Multiple missing teeth can be replaced using several separate dental implants to replace individual teeth. Dr. Freano can also replace a whole row of teeth with implant-supported dentures, or with the use of a dental bridge supported with dental implants to replace consecutive missing teeth.
Dental Bridge Supported By Dental Implants
A dental bridge is custom made and literally “bridges the gap” between natural teeth to restore both function and aesthetics to your smile. Traditionally, a dental bridge can be removable or fixed. Fixed bridges are attached to adjacent teeth using porcelain or metal. With both of these options, the long term outcome is often less than desirable and may require replacement down the road. The loss of teeth impacts the jaw and bite over time.
Dentures Supported By Dental Implants
Dentures supported by dental implants provide a better result than removable dentures. Dentures supported by dental implants are permanently attached to the jaw using as few as four dental implants. They eliminate the need for glues, adhesives, soaks, or rinses and restores normal chewing function.
Dental Implants For Multiple Missing Teeth
Dr. Freano will meet one-on-one with each dental implant patient during a consultation. He will perform a thorough dental health exam to see if multiple dental implants are the right choice for each patient. Dr. Freano is able to perform a majority of the procedures for dental implants at his Lexington, KY dentist office. In other cases, he may work with a local oral surgeon or periodontist to coordinate the surgical phase of treatment. Dr. Freano will coordinate the entire treatment plan and work closely with the specialist when necessary to be sure everything is properly placed.
Once the dental implants are strategically, surgically placed, it will take about 3-6 months for the posts to fully heal and fuse with the jaw bone. Once fully healed, a custom designed dental bridge or denture will be secured to the dental implants by Dr. Freano in his Lexington, KY dentist office. Bridges and dentures secured by dental implants offer natural looking and secure tooth replacement.