If you have lost multiple teeth, it is important that you replace them. Not doing so could affect your chewing and
speaking ability on a long-term basis. You are also at risk of further tooth loss and other complications.
Fortunately, modern dentistry offers numerous options for replacing any number of teeth. While most of these options
replace only the visible portion of lost teeth, dental implants rebuild teeth from the roots up.
Why Choose New Haven Dental Group for Multi-Tooth Replacement?
- Dental implants and traditional options available
- Experienced dental team
- Comfortable, compassionate care
Non-Implant Tooth Replacement Options
If you choose not to pursue dental implant treatment, you may opt for one of the following types of prosthetics
- Crown and bridge. Crown and bridgework, otherwise known as a fixed bridge, is a prosthetic
has a crown on each end. The crowns get placed over the teeth next to an empty space (the abutment teeth),
they support 1 – 3 artificial teeth (called pontics) between them.
- Partial dentures. A partial denture is a removable dental prosthetic that consists of a
gum-colored base and a number of artificial teeth. It is designed to fit in around the remaining natural
and may replace teeth at multiple locations throughout a dental arch. Small metal attachments help a partial
denture to stay in place during eating and speaking.
- Full dentures. A full denture is a removable prosthetic that replaces an entire arch of
teeth. Natural suction or a mild adhesive helps it to remain in the mouth during everyday activities.
The Dental Implant Process
If you choose implant-supported tooth replacement, you can expect your treatment to span several months. First,
mouth will need to be prepared. This might involve extractions, bone grafts, or gum disease treatment. Then,
implants are inserted into the jawbone at precise, pre-planned positions. Following the implant placement
process known as osseointegration takes place, wherein the implants will actually fuse with the bone that
them. Following osseointegration, we will design a custom bridge or denture to go on top of your dental implants
replace the visible portion of your lost teeth.
Benefits of Implant-Retained Dental Prosthetics
Implant-supported tooth replacement options offer several advantages over their traditional counterparts:
- Dental implants are self-supporting. Your remaining natural teeth will not have to bear the
burden of supporting your prosthetics.
- Dental implants are extremely sturdy. Unlike a traditional denture, implant-supported teeth
will not slip out of place if you eat chewy, crunchy, or hard foods.
- Dental implants support jawbone health. Dental implants act as substitute tooth roots and
to prevent the surrounding bone from deteriorating.
- Dental implants may last for a lifetime. Traditional tooth replacement options might only
for 5 – 10 years or so.
Would you like to find out which type of tooth replacement best suits your unique circumstances? Contact New Haven Dental Group today to
schedule a consultation. Our team of experts looks forward to helping you.