Multiple Tooth Implants
As we age, nature tends to play cruel tricks on us and tooth loss becomes more common. For people who are struggling with the loss of more than a single tooth, a multiple tooth implant may be a viable option to restore full chewing function and bring back a confident smile.
Consider the following statistics by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR):
- Between the ages of 50-64, American adults are on average left with 22.30 natural teeth, vs. the 32 they started adulthood with (including wisdom teeth)
- More than 10% of those same adults have no natural teeth left at all
If you suffer from tooth loss, you are not alone. There certainly is no shame in trying to correct the situation by looking into a multiple tooth implant. In fact, dental implants are the single most preferred remedy for tooth loss modern dentistry has to offer.
What is a multiple tooth implant and what can it do for me?
A multiple tooth implant can serve as an option to achieve Full Mouth Reconstruction. Dental implants, with proper care, can last a lifetime and boost confidence like few other elective procedures in modern medicine.
The benefits of a multiple tooth implant are manifold. It all begins with renewed confidence, and the advantages only multiply from there. Numerous studies have shown that aside from how we perceive ourselves when we don’t have a full set of pearly whites to flash with assertion, tooth loss has a profound impact on the way others perceive us as well.
Here are the positive changes you can expect if the problem of tooth loss is addressed by investing in a multiple tooth implant:
- You may enhance your career prospects
- Your romantic and social relationships can improve
- You can once again eat with – and in front of! – other people without embarrassment
- You can get into family and holiday photos
- You can speak freely without worrying about others seeing and judging the state of your teeth
…and if those reasons aren’t enough, consider this: You can finally drop all inhibitions and smile with abandon again!
What are All on 4 dental implants?
You may have heard about this fairly new technology and wonder about it.
Simply put, All on 4 dental implants are a combination of dental implants and permanent dentures or bridges. There are a variety of options to discuss with your dentist, but generally speaking your reconstruction dentist will anchor 4 implants per arch (upper and lower) in your jaw – two toward the front of your mouth, and two farther toward the back. The procedure to place those implants follows the same protocol as single dental implants – except you’ll be fitted with multiple teeth implants at once.
The implants are strategically placed to evenly divide chewing pressure. The implant anchors will subsequently support permanent dentures and/or implant bridges that will fill in the remaining gaps in your smile and ultimately restore the full functionality of your teeth.
All on 4 dental implants are a permanent solution to multiple missing teeth that, with proper care, last for decades to come. Natural-looking and extremely durable, All on 4 dental implants set the gold standard of tooth restoration for multiple missing teeth.
Am I a candidate for a multiple tooth implant?
Although the majority of people will qualify to receive a multiple tooth implant, there are some things your dentist needs to know.
- are in good overall health
- have enough bone to support dental implants or can acquire such through bone grafts
- have healthy gums that can support dental implants and keep them firmly anchored into place
- do NOT have a history of bruxism (clenching of the teeth) as it can impact the longevity of dental implants
The success of dental implants can also be affected by chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes. Please consult with your specialist to determine if multiple teeth implants are right for you.
Is there a reconstruction dentist near me who can perform a multiple tooth implant in Richmond, TX?
Grand Parkway Smiles is a top provider of multiple teeth implants in Richmond, TX. We are fortunate to have Specialists on staff, a highly accomplished prosthodontist who specializes in single tooth and multiple teeth dental implants. His experience and knowledge in the dental implant realm are invaluable as he restores the smiles of patients from across the Houston area.
If tooth loss keeps you from enjoying life to the fullest, schedule a consultation at Grand Parkway Smiles today! Call us at (832) 222-0016 for a consultation and get started on your smile makeover now