Replace Multiple Teeth With Dental Implants At Burke Dental!
At Burke Dental, we know how devastating it can be to lose a tooth or how much it can affect your confidence. When multiple teeth are missing this can amply those feelings and make other aspects more challenging, including eating, drinking, or even speaking. But if you are looking for a dental office in Burke that offers dental implant treatment options, you have found the right place.
We are excited to help our patients on the journey to restoring their smiles! Our office uses the latest technology and innovative techniques that give patients outstanding results when replacing multiple missing teeth.
What Causes Tooth Loss?
There are several reasons a person can lose multiple teeth. Accidents, genetics, and poor oral hygiene are among the top contributors. For advanced tooth decay, it may become necessary for your dentist to extract a tooth. While at Burke Dental, we practice conservative dentistry, meaning we will do everything we can for patients to keep their natural tooth, there are instances where extraction is the only reasonable option.
For some patients, they may be experiencing pain along with having a severely broken tooth. If it is possible, we will perform a root canal and apply a crown. However, if the tooth is broken down to the gum line, removing it could be the best solution. No matter how a tooth is lost, either accident, age, or premature decay, there are options available for replacement.
What Treatments Are Available For Replacing Several Teeth?
If you have been considering restorative dentistry to correcting missing teeth, you have likely heard about dental implants. If not, that’s okay; we will go over the basics to give you a better understanding of why this could be an ideal solution for replacing missing teeth.
A dental implant isn’t the portion of the restorative artificial tooth you see; it is actually a titanium post that is placed inside the jawbone. Your dentist, Dr. James Willis, will make an incision into the gum, and insert the small post so that an abutment can be affixed to it which hold the dental prosthesis. The artificial teeth will be made from high-quality material, like porcelain. Porcelain crowns give a more natural appearance, have the same coloring as natural teeth, and can be shaped to match your remaining teeth too.
Dental implants are considered safe. With an impressive 98% success rating, they are also one of the best choices for permanent teeth replacements. Dentures and bridges, while have worked for a long time and have been around for centuries, they aren’t always the best choice for some patients. Bridges can be fixed or removable and are often a good fit if you have multiple teeth missing in a row, but they require that the adjacent teeth be in overall good health. The surrounding teeth support bridges. So if your other teeth are damaged or in poor condition, this would not be the best approach. With traditional dentures, many patients don’t enjoy the fake palette and remark that dentures, whether full or partial are merely uncomfortable.
With dental implants, you won’t have to worry about your artificial tooth or dental prosthetic falling out, because they are securely affixed and supported by the jaw bone. At Burke Dental we can restore smiles that are missing one tooth, multiple teeth, a full arch, or an entire set, with the use of dental implants. Check out the following options for replacing multiple missing teeth available at Burke Dental.
A single implant can be used for a single tooth replacement as well as multiple teeth that are lost in the same location.
Depending on the area in which you’ve lost a tooth your dentist can recommend the use of a particular bridge that affixes to a single implant, or possibly needing more than one implant in locations like the side or back of the gumline.
One of the most common dental fixtures to be used in conjunction with implants are bridges. Bridges provide the most comfortable and natural appearance for those missing several teeth in a row.
An implant supported
With an implant-supported denture, the denture won’t be resting on the gumline, instead of attached to the implant. This not only is more comfortable for the wearer but it will also preserve the jaw bone from premature bone loss.
Dr. James Willis may suggest this option to patients that need a full arch replacement as an alternative to dentures because of appearance, comfort, and longevity. Patients can expect an implant-supported denture to last longer than a traditional denture, up to 15 years if properly cared for.
Traditional Bridges VS. Implant-Supported Bridges
There are many differences when discussing these two options for multiple teeth replacement in a row. While dentures are used for multiple teeth missing in different locations of the arch, a bridge will fix several teeth that are in a row. However, because a traditional bridge may contain many crowns the structure can become unstable. It may become loose, and is ultimately dependant on the teeth it is attached to.
But with implant-supported bridges, there is no concern that you will damage the remaining teeth, yet you will also help keep natural teeth from shifting out of their alignment. Your dentist can use one or several implants to support a number of connected crowns to ensure they won’t fall out and have proper support.
What To Expect From Dental Implants?
With dental implants, you can expect to have a long term solution to replacing missing teeth. If you desire more comfort, less worry about a dental fixture falling out, or want a more natural solution, this could be a great option. You probably have a few questions about the procedure, and after-care and Burke Dental can answer all of these for you. We wanted you to feel confident in your decision for teeth replacement and thrilled with the results.
The First Step To Replacing Your Missing Teeth Is To Contact Us!
Choosing the right dentist doesn’t have to be a challenge. Offering all the dental services our patient’s need to correct or enhance their smiles is what we do. With dental implants, our team with Dr. James Willis can fill gaps where teeth are missing to reveal a beautiful smile you can be confident with.
Don’t put off your dental needs any longer; we can help. Schedule an appointment today by giving us a call at (703) 978-6000. Or use our convenient request an online appointment feature!