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Multiple Dental Implant Roslyn Heights, NY

Replacing Several Missing Teeth with Multiple Dental Implants is the Best Long-Term Solution for Your Oral Health

When it comes to replacing multiple missing teeth, you have several options available. However, only one will provide you with superior functionality and aesthetics that can last for a lifetime. Dental implants are replacement tooth roots made of titanium that a dentist will surgically place in the jawbone to support the false teeth. Dr. Richard Sousa offers multiple dental implants in Roslyn Heights, NY for patients missing several teeth. East Hills Dental Associates is equipped to offer full implant services including the surgical placement of the dental implants.

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Replacing Multiple Teeth with Implants

Dr. Sousa will replace several missing teeth using a few separate dental implants to replace individual teeth, or with the use of implants and a bridge to replace consecutive missing teeth. These are your best options that will provide long-term and highly effective results for missing multiple teeth. Additionally, they offer more natural and comfortable results compared to traditional teeth replacement options.

Implant-Supported Bridge

If you are missing multiple consecutive teeth, Dr. Sousa will suggest an implant-supported dental bridge. This option requires two or more dental implants. Dr. Sousa will insert them in the jawbone on both sides of the gap. Then he will design a custom dental bridge and secure it to implant fixtures.

An implant-supported bridge can replace two to five and, in some cases more. However, the more teeth it replaces, the more dental implants it will require to secure the bridge. A dental bridge supported by implants provides a stable and durable solution, distributing the biting forces evenly across the implant fixtures. This type of restoration does not require healthy adjacent teeth to be compromised or used to support the bridge.

Multiple Individual Implants

A different approach to replacing several missing teeth is to use one implant per missing tooth. Patients with several missing teeth in different locations in their mouth can benefit from this option. The multiple individual implants are then topped with dental crowns.

This is a great solution as each dental crown can be customized to fit the exact gap left by the missing tooth. Dr. Sousa will insert a dental implant at each gap and then top it off with a custom dental crown. This type of dental restoration is very easy to care for. Each implant can be brushed and flossed just like natural teeth, making oral care routine and straightforward.

Alternative to Multiple Teeth Implants

The two alternatives to multiple dental implants are removable dentures and fixed bridges. These options will not prevent bone loss in the jaw and often require a lot of maintenance and repairs.

Fixed dental bridge

A fixed dental bridge involves grinding down adjacent healthy teeth to support the bridge. This process can weaken the natural teeth and put additional stress on them. Because of the bone loss, you will need to replace the bridge over time.

Removable partial denture

Removable partial dentures are prosthetic teeth that can be taken out and cleaned. While they are a more affordable option, they are the least stable option. Additionally, they can often be uncomfortable, lead to bone loss in the jaw, and restrict the ability to eat certain foods.

Multiple Dental Implants in Roslyn Heights, NY

As a long-term solution to missing teeth, multiple dental implants are your best option. They offer many benefits that surpass the negatives of traditional teeth replacement options.

To learn more about multiple dental implants in Roslyn Heights, NY, schedule an appointment with Dr. Sousa today.

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