Montclair Plaza Dental Group offers many solutions for patients suffering from multiple missing or failing teeth. Having to choose which solution is right for you can be a tough decision. Dental implants are considered the best option because of the multitude of benefits they possess. Dr. Dave Srikureja is a Montclair, CA dentist that offers several options for patients who need to replace multiple teeth. At your consultation, he or another dentist at Montclair Plaza Dental Group will discuss each of the following options:
Removable partial denture – This tooth replacement solution will cost the least but also offers the least benefits. The fake teeth are fused to a denture base and uses metal clasps that will fit around your remaining teeth to hold it in place. This will put pressure on those healthy, remaining teeth. Also, the metal clasps are often visible when you speak or smile. A removable partial denture is not very stable and you will have to avoid chewing many types of food.
Fixed dental bridge – This dental restoration uses two adjacent teeth to anchor a dental bridge. The bridge is made up of two dental crowns that are located on each end with the pontics (the pieces that replace the missing teeth) in the middle. To secure the bridge, the adjacent teeth will need to be reduced and will endure more pressure when chewing and biting.
Dental implant supported bridge – This solution is by far the best option available to replace multiple missing teeth. While it will cost more and will take longer to complete, an implant support bridge is the only available solution that will look, feel and function like natural teeth. It is similar to a fixed dental bridge but instead of attaching the bridge to prepared adjacent teeth, it will be attached to dental implants that have been surgically placed in the jaw. Using two or more implants, we can replace three or more teeth.
Why Choose Multiple Dental Implants?
Out of all the dental issues that arise from missing teeth, implants can solves each one. Chewing can be a challenge when many teeth are missing. An implant supported restoration will make chewing your food easier since it will be very durable and stable. The implants will act as replacement teeth roots which will prevent bone loss and keep your face from sinking in. They will also prevent your adjacent teeth from shifting and will improve your health and self-esteem.
To further discuss each available option, we advise that you schedule a one-on-one consultation with your Montclair Plaza dentist. Choosing dental implants to replace multiple teeth is by far the best solution available for your self-esteem and oral health. In most cases, every step of the process can be completed at our Montclair, CA dentist office. We use state of the art technology and advanced techniques to plan your treatment to ensure superior results.