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An Economical Long-term solution for replacing multiple missing teeth.
If you have multiple missing teeth in the same location, you do not always need 1 implant per tooth. Multiple implants spaced out can be used to support large bridges replacing multiple teeth, making it a more economical long term solution for replacing multiple missing teeth. With a regular bridge, you have to cut down your neighboring teeth to make room for crowns/caps to be fitted. With a dental implant bridges that is no necessary making it a very minimally invasive procedure.
Who can have multiple tooth implants?
Getting dental implants placed in Winchester VA is suitable for most people. Age and gender is not normally a factor. Some women with osteoporosis (loss of bone volume and mass) might require bone grafting. It is also important you do not have any active periodontal disease as this lowers the success rate of the treatment. Certain systemic disease can also affect the outcome which we will discuss at your consultation.
What is the procedure like?
What is the advantages of Multiple Dental Implants?
Multiple dental implants is a very reliable way to replace multiple missing teeth and to avoid loose and uncomfortable partial dentures. Will also last longer than a conventional tooth bridge.
What is the disadvantages of multiple dental implants?
Dental Implants require more healing time than a conventional tooth bridge and it is still important to keep up with regular checkups, even if you have no natural teeth left. Good oral hygiene is absolutely essential for keeping your dental implants free from plaque. Otherwise they can become infected and fail.
What are the risks of multiple dental implants?
The risks are very similar for any type of dental implants surgery. Good planning ensures the implants are not overloaded or stressed. And good oral hygiene keeps the implants plaque free. If you experience significant health changes after your surgery this could affect the long term success. So always discuss any health changes with Dr. Oestervemb.
What is the alternatives to dental implant bridges?
The most common alternatives is a partial dentures. This is loose, uncomfortable and can accelerate bone loss over time. Another option is a tooth bridge but this requires grinding down your teeth to make room for crowns/caps on the teeth increasing the risks for root canals.
What is the cost of multiple implants?
The cost depends on number of implants required, type of dental implant being used, type of final bridge, need for bone grafting, and need for sinus lifting. That is why we offer free implant consultations.