Multiple Dental Implants Leland, NC

Dental implants are a game-changer when replacing a few missing teeth in a row. While you have other choices, implants will provide a functional set of teeth that look and feel like real teeth. Waterford Family and Cosmetic Dentistry offers multiple dental implants in Leland, NC, for people who are missing some consecutive teeth on the top or bottom arch.

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Understanding Multiple Dental Implants and How They Work

Multiple tooth implants will give you the best outcome when restoring your smile and dental function. It offers long-term benefits, improved oral health, and a better quality of life than other options.

Dr. Fuller will assess your smile and oral health to begin the multiple tooth implant process. If you qualify, an oral surgeon will place at least two dental implants in your jawbone, one at each end of the gap.

After the implants are in place, they take about three to six months to fuse with the bone, creating a durable base for a dental bridge. We will take dental impressions, and a dental lab will use them to create a custom bridge. Dr. Fuller will secure the dental bridge to the dental implants to complete your smile.

What is an Implant-Supported Bridge?

An implant-supported bridge is the best option to replace two or more missing teeth. Like a traditional fixed bridge, an implant-supported bridge connects at two points, typically at each end of the gap.

The dental implants will serve as sturdy anchors for the dental bridge. The dental bridge is made up of anchor crowns (one on each end) and pontics (in between the crowns) fused to create one unit. Using screws or dental cement, Dr. Fuller will secure the bridge to the implants.

The Benefits of Choosing Multiple Dental Implants over a Dental Bridge or Partial Denture

By opting for multiple dental implants, you can enjoy the next best choice to natural teeth. Implant-supported bridges look, feel, and work like real teeth and help maintain jaw bone density over time.

Multiple dental implants help preserve the health of your jawbone by stimulating it and preventing bone loss. Dental bridges and partial dentures will not stimulate the bone to help preserve it.

Unlike dental bridges, implant-supported bridges do not require the alteration of adjacent teeth. To secure a traditional bridge, your dentist must reduce the size of the anchoring teeth. Altering healthy teeth puts them at a higher risk for tooth decay.

An implant-supported bridge is more stable than a partial denture. You will never have to worry about it slipping or causing discomfort. A partial also snaps onto healthy teeth, adding additional strain to these teeth. A teeth replacement solution with implants will never harm healthy remaining teeth or shift around in your mouth.

Multiple dental implants provide a stable and permanent solution for replacing several teeth. They offer a natural look and feel, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile confidently.

If you want to learn more about multiple dental implants in Leland, NC, book a consultation with Dr. Fuller. Request an appointment with our Waterford dental team on our website. You may also call Waterford Family and Cosmetic Dentistry at 910-519-1624.

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