Are you missing several teeth or even an entire row of teeth?
If this is you, Dr. S. Jeremy Tu offers several options to replace those missing teeth. Dental implants offer the strongest and most stable solution. With the advances in dental technology over the decades, 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 is capable of functioning like natural teeth as well as looking just like them. North Liberty, IA dentist, Dr. Tu, can create a treatment plan utilizing multiple dental implants that will replace your missing teeth offering you the most realistic replacement option available.
Multiple Dental Implants
There are several ways Dr. Tu can utilize multiple dental implants to replace your teeth. Each patient will have unique circumstances and an examination is necessary before creating a personalized plan based on your needs. The good news is we do not need one dental implant for every lost tooth. Fewer implants can be used to replace two or more missing teeth.
Dental Implant Supported Bridge
If you are missing several consecutive teeth, at least two dental implants will be surgically placed in the jaw bone 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. This means these perfectly healthy teeth will be permanently damaged. 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 use 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 made denture that will be attach to four to eight surgically placed 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 are known to shift around in the mouth which leads 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 the peace of mind knowing you can eat, smile, laugh, and speak normally.
How to Get Started
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!