Multiple Tooth Implant
Multiple tooth implants are synthetic teeth that stay fixed in the jawbone. They are designed to function and last like natural teeth. Here at Orchard Hills Dental, our dentists Dr. Jaswal and Dr. Farah approach each case of dental implantation carefully. As no two dental implant cases are the same, our dentists will examine your situation thoroughly, considering all aspects of your health, and design the best treatment plan accordingly.
If you are missing one tooth, a single tooth dental implant will be recommended. If, however, you are missing several teeth, our dentist will likely suggest a multiple tooth implant. A dental implant consists of three main pieces: a crown, an abutment, and a titanium post. Dental implants can last a lifetime. However, after 10 to 15 years, the crown may need to be replaced. The crown is the visible cover generally made of ceramic or porcelain. It can be cemented again if it has become loose but is still in one piece. However, a new crown will have to be made if it is damaged. This can take anywhere from three to five days, and a patient may be fitted with a temporary crown. The abutment is a cap that connects the titanium post to the crown. Though it rarely is damaged, it is still possible, and in most cases, the titanium post is also affected. While this post is generally quite firm as it is embedded and fused in the jawbone, it can be dislocated via facial trauma, injury, infection, and deceased jawbones. When this happens, our dentists may recommend a replacement surgery to embed a new titanium post. This type of restoration will take time as the jawbone needs to heal sufficiently. If it is impossible to insert a new implant, our dentists may suggest other options to fill in the gap, such as a dental bridge.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants have become the go-to treatment option for replacing teeth lost from damage, decay, or injury thanks to their relatively high success rate and long life span. These implants not only restore a patient's dental appearance but also keep the jawbone strong and stop it from deteriorating faster. Embedding a titanium post into the jawbone acts precisely as a natural tooth's root does. It applies pressure to the bone during activities such as chewing, which promotes circulation, maintaining jawbone density and overall jawbone health. Individuals who do not have implants after a tooth extraction or from teeth lost from other trauma suffer from jawbone deterioration over time. This will alter a person's facial appearance as the jawbone continues to weaken.
Schedule Your Appointment
If you need a dental implant restoration or are looking for more information, don't hesitate to call us at (360) 335-8899. Here at Orchard Hills Dental, our dentists have the experience and expertise to assess the state of your multiple tooth implant, recommend, and perform the best treatment options for you.