Missing teeth provide an environment for a variety of dental issues. Multiple tooth implants can prevent these issues from cropping up. They replace the missing teeth and restore your smile and oral health.
The gaps caused by missing teeth can lead to adjacent teeth moving out of alignment. Food traps can form, creating areas that are difficult to clean. These spaces lend themselves to the buildup of plaque and tartar which, over time, can lead to gingivitis. If that is left unchecked, the resulting periodontal disease can lead to more tooth loss.
In addition, the bone and gums in the area of the missing tooth naturally shrink. Dental implants keep the bone and gums in that area healthy while providing the much-needed tooth structure for the mouth.
Dental Implants for Multiple Missing Teeth
You could get a fixed bridge or a partial denture to replace those missing teeth. However, dental implants provide a variety of advantages over traditional dental prosthetics. As mentioned, the dental implant keeps the bone and soft tissue healthy in the area in which it is placed.
Dental implants also look and feel more like natural teeth. An implant supported bridge does not require that your natural teeth be used for that purpose. Traditional fixed bridges require that the teeth on either side of the missing teeth be prepped and crowned to support the bridge with the replacement teeth. The bone between the natural teeth may still deteriorate over time. This is not the case with dental implants.
Partial dentures, another way of replacing multiple missing teeth, also have their disadvantages. They must be removed to be properly cleaned. There is always a chance that small seeds or food debris will get under the partial, causing discomfort. Partial dentures may also become dislodged during eating or speaking. Dental implants eliminate these problems.
Dental implants used to restore multiple missing teeth provide stability, restored oral health and an aesthetically pleasing look. Your smile will be enhanced as those gaps caused by missing teeth are closed with natural looking artificial teeth.
Contact Ora Dental Implant Studio for more information about dental implants for multiple missing teeth. Schedule your exam today, and find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants.