Multiple Missing Teeth – Waupun & Beaver Dam, WI
Complete Your Smile with Dental Implants
Your teeth are meant to last for a lifetime, but that isn’t a reality for many Americans. Despite the latest innovations in dentistry, many adults have lost multiple teeth over the years. If you’re among those who have an incomplete smile, you have more options than ever to fill the gaps. Besides traditional treatments, our team of dentists also offers the latest solutions with dental implants.
Non-Implant Tooth Replacement Options
Every tooth is essential to a healthy, functional smile. If you’ve lost multiple teeth, you might struggle to perform simple tasks, like biting, chewing, or speaking clearly. Not to mention, it’s easy to feel insecure about your incomplete smile. If you don’t replace your missing teeth quickly, you’ll lose more than just your self-esteem. You also have a heightened risk of additional tooth loss, as well as many other complications. There are many traditional solutions to rehabilitate your smile depending on the number of teeth you’re missing, such as:
Crown & Bridge
2 or more consecutive missing teeth can be replaced using a fixed bridge. We’ll take an impression of your mouth to recreate the portions of your teeth visible above the gum line. They are made of all-ceramic material to match your natural teeth. The bridge is held in place by bonding custom-made dental crowns over the adjacent teeth.
Prosthetic teeth are attached to a gum colored base, which has a metal framework to clip onto your remaining natural teeth. Your new teeth are customized to match your natural ones to blend in when you smile.
A custom-made arch holds your replacement teeth. The denture is held in place using suction or an adhesive. Thanks to the latest advancements in dentistry, they now look and feel more realistic than ever.
The Dental Implant Process
A dental implant is unlike traditional treatments because it recreates the entire structure of a tooth, including the root. Besides replacing a single tooth, they can also be used to treat multiple or all missing teeth.
After healing from any previous treatments, you’ll have an oral surgery to place titanium implant posts into your jawbone. The number of posts needed varies depending on how many teeth you’re replacing. Your jaw will fuse to the posts over the next several months through a process called osseointegration.
Once you’ve healed from your placement surgery, you’ll need a second minor surgery to attach abutments to the posts, which act as connector pieces. About 2 weeks after your procedure, you’re ready to have your personalized restoration attached to the abutments.
Benefits of Implant-Retained Prosthetics
Recreating the entire tooth structure provides various benefits not possible with traditional treatments, such as:
- Over a 95% success rate.
- Looks natural.
- Regain as much as 70% of your biting force.
- Doesn’t rely on healthy teeth for support.
- Preserves your jawbone.
- Improves your oral health.
- Supports your facial tissues.
- Easy maintenance and care.
- Long-term, cost-effective solution.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you’re ready to rebuild your smile, it’s time to discover your options for multiple tooth replacement. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.