You might need replacement teeth for multiple reasons. Whatever caused your issue, it is essential that you know it can be fixed. At Painfree Dentistry, we have dedicated dentists that offer effective, successful treatments and are as painless as possible. We can help you on your journey to look and feel better than you did before.
Why Should You Have Tooth Replacements?
We recommend dental implant treatments for tooth replacement. This solution restores teeth that are missing, failing, loose teeth, decayed teeth, broken teeth, cracked teeth, or teeth in bad condition and cannot be saved. Missing teeth should be fixed as it can cause problems with your eating and your smile in the future.
Implants to Replace Multiple Teeth
To restore multiple teeth, you will need a dental implant bridge. The use of a bridge is the main difference between treating a single tooth and multiple ones. It is a particular type of bridge used when teeth implants support the bridge instead of natural teeth. This solution involves an implant being inserted into the gaps and then a bridge being installed on top.
Who Can Have Teeth Implants?
You cannot have implants inserted if your mouth is in an unhealthy condition. There must be no gum disease or bacteria present at all. Another problem that could be encountered is if the mouth does not have enough bone. This can be fixed with a bone graft or augmentation procedure which will take place before the implants are placed. Cost can also be an important factor when choosing implants. Whatever issues you might encounter, there is a solution. We will offer treatment and cost plans to help your teeth get back to being healthy and looking great.
Procedure for Tooth Implants
The implant procedure can take different lengths of time. As a patient that has experienced no complications, you should expect a procedure like this.
First off, the procedure will begin with an initial examination. This will include and an x-ray and CT scan. These are performed to see if any steps need to be taken before the implants begin. These scans also create an impression for a custom model to be made. In some cases, a bone graft might have to take place if you do not have enough bone. If this is an issue, your dentist will discuss this with you.
The next step is inserting the implants. After your examination, the actual installation can begin. The implants will be placed directly into your jawbone to support the bridge. It can take eight to sixteen weeks for osseointegration (when the bone connects to the implant). This time will be different for every patient; it depends on your bone quality. Your dentist will discuss an estimated time with you.
The last step is the crown and bridge attachment. When the implants are healed and fused to the jawbone, an incision will be made on the top of the implant. A temporary bridge might be used for a few months until the gum has healed. On the final visit, the permanent bridge will be fitted.
How Long Is Dental Implant Treatment?
The treatment time will vary from patient to patient. For a simple case, you should expect 4 to 5 appointments over four to five months. If the issue is more complex, you should expect treatment to take six to eight months.
If you have any concerns or questions about your teeth or replacement solutions, contact us today. Our friendly and professional team are waiting to help you find the best treatment for you.