Replace Multiple Teeth with Dental Implants
We at Henderson Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center in Henderson, Nevada have helped many of our patients navigate tooth loss restore their smiles with dental implants. We utilize techniques such as multiple single tooth implants, implant-supported bridges, implant supported dentures, and exciting new treatments like All-on-4, to provide our patients with stunning results. Whether you have lost a few teeth or are looking for a more permanent full mouth restoration than traditional dentures, we invite you to call us at (702)270-2999 to schedule your consultation today!
Multiple Single Tooth Implants
If you’re missing more than one tooth, perhaps in nonconsecutive spaces, multiple single tooth implants may be the best solution for your smile. With single tooth implants, each tooth is restored with an individual implant that is then fitted with a crown. The implant is surgically placed into the jaw bone by Steve J. Huang, DDS in a routine procedure.
Because the implant is made of titanium, it’s easily accepted by your living tissue, and through a process called “osseointegration,” your jaw bone will fuse to and grow around the implant. This creates a firm foundation for your implant and even strengthens the jawbone. Your crowns will be custom made for you to match the color and shape of your surrounding teeth so that no one need ever know you had dental work. Single tooth implants offer the look, feel, and strength of your natural teeth.
Implant supported bridges are best used in cases where a patient is missing several teeth in a row. You may be familiar with a more traditional dental bridge that uses two crowns fastened onto the teeth immediately adjacent to the gap left by a missing tooth. In this case, the two healthy teeth that will support the bridge have to be prepped by removing most of their enamel to support the crowns. An implant supported bridge leaves the healthy teeth on either side of the restoration intact. Instead, it uses two implants to anchor the restoration directly into the jawbone.
Implant Supported Denture
An implant supported denture restores a full arch of missing teeth. A series of implants will be placed in strategic places along your gumline and are topped with snaps. The snaps will fit onto your dentures so that you can easily secure your dentures in place. Implant supported dentures will not slip or interfere with your daily routine, including eating your favorite foods and talking with friends. At the end of the night, you’ll still be able to remove and clean your dentures as usual.
The All-on-4 method is an implant-based restoration method that supports a full arch of fixed dentures on only four implants. With this method, patients can enjoy the benefits of implants, and a completely restored smile, without the high cost and painstaking recovery of having each tooth replaced by an individual implant. Unlike the implant supported dentures, All-on-4 restorations are fixed in the mouth. The All-on-4 method can also replace a full smile in as little as one office visit.