Effects of Tooth Loss
The effects of tooth loss are drastic, ranging from difficulty eating your favorite foods, to bone deterioration from where the missing teeth were, and lack of self confidence when you smile or talk. At Dallas Oral Surgery Associates we offer multiple tooth implants to restore your missing teeth so you no longer have to be uncomfortable or in pain.
Multiple Tooth Implants
In many ways, multiple tooth implants work similar to a single tooth implant. Whenever required, the crowns (the artificial teeth) are permanently fixed in your mouth with the help of an implant. You do not need to worry about these teeth becoming loose or slipping while speaking or eating. They act like natural teeth, and even better, in some cases. As these implants are placed directly into the bone, they prevent bone deterioration and preserve your jawbone. If you are interested in learning more about multiple tooth implants, then let Dallas Oral Surgery Associates help you determine if you are a good candidate for them.
Types of Multiple Tooth Implants
There are two types of multiple tooth implants. This includes the multiple front tooth implant and the multiple back tooth implant. When you are missing multiple front teeth, aesthetics becomes a more important parameter during the tooth implant. This is because the front teeth are a primary component of your smile line. These teeth are visible when you smile or even talk.
Multiple tooth implants can help enhance your smile, restoring their function and aesthetics. The material used to make multiple front tooth implants is zirconia and lithium disilicate. Furthermore, these are ceramics with extremely high strength and fracture resistance ability.
For the multiple back tooth implant, restoring the primary function of eating is a priority. When it comes to multiple back tooth implants, even just two dental implants can work well. The aesthetics are not as high of a priority here, so this process is a bit more economical than multiple front tooth implants. The time required for treatment depends upon your jawbone condition and grafting needs. The material used in multiple back tooth implants is the same as in the case of the front - zirconia and lithium disilicate.
Multiple tooth implant procedures will typically require at least four dental visits. These implants are totally functional the day after your implant is complete, which means that you do not have to wait to use them.
The Steps to the Procedure
Before we place the implants, we will first thoroughly examine your mouth and take x-rays of that portion in your mouth where the implant will sit. Then we will begin the implant placement. The dental implants are made of titanium, and they are placed into the jawbone. The procedure is quite straightforward. We will simply drill holes in the jawbone so that they can replace the job of the roots in your mouth. Your jawbone will then require natural healing time, which can vary from days to months, depending upon your jaw strength.
After healing, abutments are attached to these dental implants so that it can hold the zirconia and lithium disilicate crowns in place permanently. Finally, these ceramic crowns are placed with caution over the abutment and your mouth will be ready to function just like the one with natural teeth in it.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the process of placing a multiple tooth implant, please do not hesitate to give Dallas Oral Surgery Associates a call at 972-733-0414 today. We will be more than happy to help answer any questions you may have during your appointment with us.