Dental Implants

Multiple Missing Teeth

Do You Have Several Teeth Missing?

Implant Bridge

We offer single dental implants or multiple dental implants.  When single or multiple teeth fail, replacing teeth with dental implants provides a long-term solution.  Prior to dental implants, root canal tooth treatments or traditional dental bridges were the modern solution to keep fixed teeth in place.  Root canal & bridge treatments have an average lifespan of approximately 10 years.

The failure rates of root canal-treated teeth initially can be as high as 50%.  If you compare this to a dental implant placed at one of our four Colorado locations you have a 48.2% higher likelihood of initial (immediate) failure of a root canal than a dental implant.  Once a root canal fails it must be extracted and replaced with a dental implant or a fixed traditional dental bridge.  Single dental implants or multiple dental implants provide lifetime solutions in most cases.  This allows Mile High Dental & Implant Center’s dental implant patients to pay for just one procedure rather than a root canal procedure and then the dental implant procedure (s).

Traditional fixed dental bridges require the infected tooth or teeth to be removed.  Once this is completed the teeth on either side of the dental extraction areas are ground down. Once this is completed a bridge of teeth is fused together.  This puts stress on the dental bridge abutment teeth.  This adds 1.5 to 2 times the stress of chewing and biting on these teeth.  An average lifespan of a traditional dental bridge lasts 8 to 10 years.  Once the dental bridge fails, a single tooth replacement turns into replacing two or more teeth.  Having a single dental implant or multiple dental implants allows our team to replace missing or failing teeth one time.

Benefits of Dental Implants

The benefits of single dental implants or multiple dental implants completed at Mile High Dental & Implant Centers in Denver are numerous. Dental implants:

  • Look and function like real teeth
  • Do not decay like root canals, dental crowns, or dental bridges
  • Last a lifetime in most cases
  • Are an affordable option

Benefits of Using a Fixed Dental Bridge on Tooth Implants

In the case of multiple missing teeth within the back of the mouth, a fixed dental bridge anchored to tooth implants is the only true fixed alternative. Traditional dentures can’t offer the same stability or function.

Having tooth implants replacing your lost back teeth will give you new, unparalleled strength and stability that will allow you to eat what you want and function normally. It will also preserve your jawbone and facial structure, giving you a more youthful appearance.

Where multiple teeth are missing, a dental bridge secured by tooth implants is:

  • The only fixed alternative in this situation
  • A stable, secure solution that lets you eat what you want
  • The way to prevent bone loss and preserve your facial appearance

Dental Bridge Treatment

The dental implants procedure normally includes 4-5 additional visits after the initial examination until the final fixed dental bridge is permanently attached. You may experience minimal discomfort the day of your actual teeth implants procedure. You can expect to return to work or normal activity the very next day.

Steps to Replacing Multiple Teeth with a Bridge

At Mile High Dental Centers, we provide a specialized treatment plan that is designed specifically for each patient’s situation. What we describe here is one of several options available and can be generally explained. Through an initial complimentary consultation, we can better determine and explain the teeth implants procedure that is specific to you.

  1. Before the teeth implants procedure: The first step is a consultation with a tooth implants dentist at New Image Dental Implant Center in Denver. In this example case, three teeth at the end of the jaw are missing. The only real, permanent replacement alternative is installing a fixed dental bridge. The dental bridge contains all three teeth in one piece and is anchored to tooth implants.
  2. Installing the tooth implants: First, the tooth implants are placed, normally during just one appointment. A temporary dental bridge may be placed at the same time, making it possible for you to function like normal almost immediately after leaving our office.
  3. Attaching the new dental bridge: The tooth implants need to integrate with the jawbone before the permanent dental bridge is attached. This is normally done 1-2 months after the tooth implants have been placed. The time will vary, depending on the teeth affected.
  4. End-result: Since it is secured by tooth implants, the new dental bridge will handle all the pressure that your strong, natural back teeth once did. You will have a stable and secure solution that looks natural and allows you to eat what you want and function normally.

Alternatives to a Dental Bridge on Tooth Implants

Removable Partial Denture

A removable partial denture is often uncomfortable and a bit complicated to use. In addition, there is loss of function with a removable partial denture compared to that of natural teeth or a fixed dental bridge on tooth implants. The denture is made of plastic and metal. Removable partials do not stop bone loss and shrinkage of the face, which will affect both your appearance and your mouth function. It can be expensive to fabricate due to its many parts. However, the installation process is simple.

Schedule a Free Implants Consultation

There are many reasons why people lose more than one tooth, such as illness, an accident or simply inheriting poor teeth. This can have a serious impact on your quality of life and it determines how you approach day-to-day life in the future. Getting implants is the best way to truly complete your smile.

For further information call now or contact us online to schedule your complimentary dental implant or denture consultation and complimentary 3D CAT scan.

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