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. Using several separate dental implants, your dentist can replace multiple missing 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 permanent. A removable bridge is usually a temporary fix while you wait for a more permanent solution. However, permanently fixed bridges attach to adjacent teeth using porcelain, metal, or other materials.
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 are the go-to solution for a full set of missing teeth for many patients. However, dental implant-supported dentures provide a better result than removable dentures. They eliminate the need for glues, adhesives, soaks or rinses, and restore normal chewing function.
Dr. Freano uses dental implants and dentures together to create a stable oral foundation that replaces a whole set of missing teeth. With careful planning, Dr. Freano can use All-on-Four to help patients with compromised bone structure. More patients are able to receive implant-secured dentures and enjoy the benefits of a natural-looking, feeling, and functioning smile.
Replacing Multiple Missing Teeth with Dr. Freano
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 dental 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 going well.
It will take about 3 to 6 months for your mouth to fully heal and fuse with the implant posts. Then, Dr. Freano will secure a custom-designed dental bridge or denture to the dental implants in his Lexington dental office. Bridges and dentures secured by dental implants offer natural-looking and permanent tooth replacement results.
Learn More About Dental Implants
- Dental Implants Overview
- What Are Dental Implants?
- Benefits of Dental Implants
- Dental Implant FAQs
- Dental Implants vs Dentures
- The Dental Implant Process
- Cost of Dental Implants
- Single Tooth Dental Implant
Schedule a dental exam today. If you are missing one or more teeth contact our Lexington, KY dentist office or schedule a visit online. Dr. Freano can help restore health and beauty to your smile so you may enjoy years of optimal oral health.