Replacing Multiple Teeth
Tooth loss can happen for a variety of reasons. You may lose teeth due to advanced gum disease, severe tooth decay, or facial trauma. No matter how your teeth are lost, losing multiple teeth has several significant effects on your life. Replacing your missing teeth is crucial for restoring the functions of your missing teeth and giving you your life back. Florida Prosthodontics can help with options for multiple tooth replacement.
What Happens When You Lose Multiple Teeth?
Losing several teeth has many effects on your life:
Replacing a Few Teeth With a Bridge
If you are missing two or three consecutive teeth, a dental bridge may be used. There are a few different types of bridges, including cantilever, Maryland or resin bonded, and fixed bridges. Fixed bridges are the most commonly used. This type of bridge consists of your replacement teeth set between two dental crowns, which anchor the restoration on to your adjacent healthy teeth. Fixed bridges are commonly made from ceramic, enabling them to blend in perfectly with the rest of your teeth.
Dental Implants for Replacing Multiple Teeth
Dental implants are a modern alternative to replacing missing teeth. Designed to be a permanent replacement for your missing teeth, this treatment uses small titanium posts that are surgically implanted into your jawbone. The posts, which integrate into your jaw, then become strong, stable support for your replacement crowns. Dental implants can be used to replace any number of missing teeth. For sections of missing teeth, the number of posts you need depends on how many teeth you are missing and the condition of your jawbone.
Typically, two or more ceramic crowns are supported by one or more dental implant posts. Dental implants provide some significant benefits over traditional tooth replacement treatments. Not only do implants replace the functions of your missing teeth and the aesthetics of your smile, but dental implants are also vastly more comfortable and easy to care for. They are also the only tooth replacement option that stops and prevents bone loss in your jaw, helping to keep it strong and healthy.
Replacing missing teeth as soon as possible is essential for giving you back your life. For more information, and to find out which option is right for you, call Florida Prosthodontics today at (321) 252-9950.
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