Are you missing several teeth or even an entire row of teeth?
If so, Dr. S. Jeremy Tu offers several options to replace missing teeth. Multiple dental implants offer the strongest and most stable solution. With the latest advances in dental technology, they have evolved into a teeth replacement option that is almost as good as your natural teeth.
A dental restoration that is supported by implants can function like natural teeth as well as look just like them. North Liberty, IA dentist Dr. Tu can create a treatment plan using multiple dental implants that will replace your missing teeth. This is the most realistic replacement option available today.
Multiple Dental Implants
There are several ways Dr. Tu can use multiple dental implants to replace your teeth. Each patient is unique and will need an exam before creating a treatment plan based on your needs. The good news is we do not need one dental implant for every lost tooth. The dentist can use fewer implants to replace two or more missing teeth.
Dental Implant Supported Bridge
If you are missing several teeth in a row, at least two dental implants will be surgically placed in the jawbone to secure a dental bridge. This solution alone can successfully replace three or more missing teeth. It does not require damaging surrounding healthy teeth.
A traditional dental bridge is secured to two adjacent teeth that have to be significantly reduced to accommodate it. These perfectly healthy teeth will undergo permanent damage to secure the bridge. They will also need to endure all the extra pressure. The adjacent teeth are then more susceptible to damage and decay. An implant-supported bridge, however, does not involve the use of any healthy teeth.
One of the greatest advances in dentistry is being able to use multiple dental implants and the available bone to replace an entire row of teeth. As little as four implants can be used to support a full denture. Dr. Tu can design a custom denture that he will attach to four to eight implants, depending on your needs and oral health.
This solution is more durable and secure than traditional dentures. Traditional dentures use suction and/or adhesive to stay in place in your mouth. They are not very secure and may shift around in the mouth. This shifting can lead to slurred speech, difficulty chewing foods, and embarrassing situations where they fall out.
Implant dentures are an investment in your health and well-being. You will have peace of mind knowing you can eat, smile, laugh, and speak normally.
If you are missing two or more teeth, schedule a dental implant consultation with Dr. Tu today to learn more! You can contact Design Dental in North Liberty, IA, by calling (319) 284-4361, or you may request an appointment online by filling out this form. We look forward to showing you how multiple dental implants can help you regain your health and confidence!