What is a Multiple Tooth Implant?
A multiple tooth implant, or an implant-supported dental bridge, is a restoration method used to replace missing teeth.
If you're missing a couple of teeth in your mouth, you can get tooth implants placed in the gap, which are then attached by abutments and a dental bridge. The dental bridge is a series of dental crowns covering the missing teeth.
Multiple tooth implants aren’t only done only for missing teeth but for people who are scheduled for tooth extraction and wind up extracting multiple teeth.
Patients are sedated during a multiple tooth implant surgery, and local anesthesia is applied to the quadrant of the mouth that will be worked on during the procedure.
Benefits of Multiple Tooth Implants
At Hunter Dental Care, Dr. Hunter highly recommends multiple tooth implants for their benefits. A single tooth implant can be an invasive and costly process as it would require the doctors to place each tooth individually.
Patients can fill the gaps caused by tooth extraction or otherwise in a less invasive and quick manner through a multiple tooth implant.
Additionally, multiple tooth implants are more durable than the alternatives such as fixed dental bridges or dentures. They also feel more natural, so you don't have to worry about showing your smile.
Are Multiple Tooth Implants Right For You?
At Hunter Dental Care, multiple tooth implants are not recommended for every patient. Every dental situation is unique and needs to be addressed differently. However, Dr. Hunter will help inform you on when you should seek a multiple tooth implant.
A multiple tooth implant is ideal for a patient who is missing several teeth or is in the process of a tooth extraction that will leave a gap in their mouth. Two implants can be placed on each side, and the dental bridge is then attached. While the process is less invasive, it is longer than the alternative.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are missing a couple of teeth or are scheduled for multiple tooth extraction and think that a multiple tooth implant is ideal, moreso than a single tooth extraction, it’s time to take the first step and schedule your evaluation.
Contact Hunter Dental Care for your dental implant restoration by calling us at (503) 256-3737 today. Our professional dentists can help you bring back your smile.