Complete Dentistry for All Ages offers dental implants to replace multiple missing teeth in our Lexington, KY dental office. These restorations provide long-term and highly effective results for patients missing many teeth. We can replace many missing teeth using several separate dental implants to replace individual teeth, or a multiple tooth dental implant.
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 implants also have many other applications, such as replacing missing teeth in the jaws of people who have undergone a jawbone graft. In some cases, dental implants may be a more appropriate option than traditional dental crowns or removable partial dentures.
Implant-Supported Dental Bridges
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. The dentist attaches fixed bridges 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 bites over time.
Implant-supported dental bridges are more modern than traditional dental bridges since they’re resistant to infection and decay. Your dentist can quickly install them. They’re also more stable than traditional bridges since they anchor to your jawbone instead of your gums.
Dentures have been the go-to solution for a full set of missing teeth for many years. When deciding on a denture, it’s important to consider the quality of life that you want. If you’d like to continue eating and drinking without pain, you’ll want an option that’s comfortable to wear. You’ll also need a denture that fits your mouth well since you’ll need to wear it for the rest of your life.
Traditional dentures are a great option if you’d like to change your appearance without pain. They’ll allow you to rid yourself of old teeth without suffering from tooth loss. The only downside is that you’ll need to routinely purchase denture care products to maintain them, and remove them every night.
On the other hand, Implant-supported dentures provide a better result than removable dentures. Additionally, implants eliminate the need for glues, adhesives, soaks, or rinses. Implant-supported dentures restore normal chewing function without the need for extra care and removing them for maintenance.
We can now use 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 Implants to help patients with compromised bone structure. More patients are able to receive implant-secured dentures and enjoy the benefits of a natural-looking and functioning smile.
Dental Implants For Multiple Missing Teeth in Lexington
Dr. Freano will meet one-on-one with each dental implant patient for 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 office. In other cases, Dr. Freano may work with a local oral surgeon to coordinate the surgical phase of treatment. Dr. Freano will work closely with the specialist when necessary to be sure everything sits properly.
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. Then, when your mouth fully heals, Dr. Freano will secure the custom-designed dental bridge or denture. Dental bridges and dentures secured by dental implants offer natural-looking and secure tooth replacement.
Read more about our dental implant services:
- Dental Implants FAQs
- Dental Implants vs Dentures
- Benefits of Dental Implants
- Dental Implant Process
- Cost of Dental Implants
- Single Tooth Dental Implant
Replace Your Missing Teeth Today
If you are missing one or more teeth contact our Lexington, KY dentist office or schedule a visit online. Our dentists at Complete Dentistry for All Ages can help restore health and beauty to your smile so you may enjoy years of optimal oral health.