Multiple Tooth Dental Implants
Palo Alto, CA
Many problems arise when you lose teeth and do nothing about it. Replacing lost teeth is highly advisable since it helps avoid repercussions that come with missing teeth such as bone loss and premature aging. There are various options for teeth replacement. However, dental implants come at the top, beating traditional dentures and bridges. Multiple-tooth dental implants are ideal for people who lose several teeth.
At Palo Alto Oral Health, we are gifted in providing quality, strong, durable, and natural-looking replacement teeth utilizing dental implant technology. Our sedation dentistry helps keep you calm as we work on the dental placement process. Those seeking to have their missing teeth replaced can consider our multiple implants in Palo Alto, CA.
What Are Multiple Tooth Dental Implants?
Multiple dental implants are replacement teeth that work for people who have several adjacent teeth missing. With these implants, two or more teeth within the same row are replaced using an implant-supported bridge.
Benefits of Multiple Tooth Dental Implants
This is a process that involves mounting many implants that serve as the anchors for the bridge. When compared to traditional fixed bridges, implant-supported bridges offer many advantages.
In addition to functioning and looking like natural teeth, these tooth implants replace your lost teeth without needing support from nearby natural teeth. As such, they prevent irritation of shaving down of the adjacent teeth. You also don't need to remove and clean the replacement teeth after eating or soak them overnight since they are permanently affixed. You care for the teeth the same way you do for your natural teeth. Just brush and floss properly.
Since multiple teeth dental implants replace some of the roots, the jawbone is preserved. Tooth implant posts integrate with the jawbone, and help maintain the health and strength of the bone. You will, therefore, not suffer from bone recession. Further, they are comfortable and decay-resistant, but again, you still have to maintain adequate oral hygiene since the surrounding gums and crowns can still suffer from gum disease, decay, or other conditions.
Are You a Candidate for Multiple Tooth Dental Implants?
To be a candidate, you should have a healthy jawbone. The jawbone should be sufficient enough. Those with insufficient bone may require treatment to rebuild it. Bone grafting is usually conducted in people who lack enough bone density for firm support of the implants. Again, people with good overall health and who can receive surgeries like tooth extraction and recover properly can get dental implants. Healthy gum tissue is another requirement for multiple-tooth dental implants.
Multiple Tooth Dental Implants Procedure
A patient has to be prepared for several appointments when receiving multiple tooth implants. Our dentist first does a consultation to understand the patient's needs and determine their candidacy. Treatment planning and the placement of the implants are other steps involved. Healing and the mounting of final restoration are the last steps to go through in this procedure.
You have to be evaluated for multiple tooth implants. Our dentist conducts x-rays and obtains your past medical history. Imaging solutions like x-rays study the jawbone to see if it has defects or is adequate. The medical history may show conditions that could hinder implantation. Your oral health is also checked to see that there are no prevailing oral issues that require redress.
Utilizing the information gathered from the consultation meeting, a treatment plan is devised. Each individual's case is different and so is the treatment. Here, you will be informed of the procedure timeline and when you expect to get the treatment completed.
Implant Placement Surgery
During multiple teeth implant surgery, our dentist sedates and numbs you. This is to avert pain and keep you calm as you get the treatment. The jawbone is drilled and an implant post is inserted. It is fastened to remain firm and provide the anchor for the new teeth.
You require about three to six months for healing of the surgery. Here, the implant metal fuses together with the jawbone to become one part. Once you are healed, you will come back in for placement of the permanent restoration.
In the last appointment, our dentist affixes the prosthetic teeth. If you have any provisional teeth placed, they will be taken out and the permanent ones mounted.
Aftercare and Recovery
You are required to observe proper oral hygiene. After the surgery, it is common to have swelling and soreness at the site. It should, however, subside in three to five days. Eat only soft foods. Avoid using straws since they can hurt the healing wound. Make sure that the clotting isn't disturbed. Coming in for routine checks and cleanings is also crucial.
Frequently Asked Questions About Multiple Tooth Dental Implants
You may have questions regarding multiple tooth implants. Here we provide you with a few of those questions and answers. They help you understand the procedure and know the expectations.
How Are Multiple Tooth Dental Implants Different from Single Tooth Implants?
While single tooth implants comprise one implant post for each tooth, multiple tooth implants comprise several teeth supported by two implants. In essence, multiple tooth implants consist of a dental bridge for replacing several teeth, held in place by, say two implants.
Is the Procedure Painful?
Many people receiving dental implants say they don't feel any pain. Our dentist employs anesthetics for numbing the area of treatment. Additionally, there is sedation dentistry to enhance comfort and avert anxiety.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure can take somewhere from three to five hours to have multiple tooth implants placed. Even so, it depends on an individual's case.
What type of anesthesia is used during the procedure?
You can receive both local anesthesia and sedation during the procedure. Dental implant surgery is an invasive treatment, as such, it requires proper numbing and sedation.
Schedule a Consultation with Our Team in Palo Alto
Get more information about receiving dental implants at Palo Alto Oral Health. Contact us at (650) 321-9693 to book your consultation appointment and meet our qualified team of implant specialists.