Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry
Las Vegas, Nevada
Dr. Henry Kim
Affectionate Dental Care
Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry
Multiple Teeth Replacement
Multiple teeth surrounded by healthy teeth have unique demands.
The challenge is to replace your now missing teeth for both appearance and
function, without harming your remaining teeth or gum tissue.
In the case of replacing three teeth in the back of the mouth, a fixed bridge
anchored to dental implants is the only fixed alternative. Traditional dentures
can't offer the same stability or function.
Having dental implants replacing your lost back teeth will give you new,
unparalleled strength and stability that allows you to eat what you want. It
will also preserve your jawbone and facial appearance.
The Treatment Sequence:
Step1-Before the procedure - Three teeth at the
back end of the mouth are missing. The only real replacement alternative is
installing a fixed implant bridge. The bridge contains all teeth in one piece
and is anchored on dental implants..
of implants - First, the implants are placed. In some cases, a
temporary bridge may be placed at the same time, making it possible for you to
function like normal almost immediately after leaving the dentist. This depends
on quality of bone.
the bridge - The implants need to integrate with the jawbone before the
permanent bridge is attached. This is normally done 3-6 months after implant
placement. The time will vary, depending on the teeth involved and the cosmetic
result - The new bridge will handle all the pressure that your strong,
natural back teeth did. You will have a stable and secure solution that allows
you to eat what you want.
Alternatives to Fixed Bridge:
partial denture - This alternative is often
perceived as uncomfortable and a bit complicated to use. Function can't be
compared to that of a bridge. This denture is made of plastic and metal, which
affects its look. With no anchorage to back teeth, patients have to adjust to
movement of the teeth when they speak or chew. Food often gets under the
partial, causing discomfort or "sore spots". However, the installation process
is simple, and natural teeth are spared.
For the best in smile make over in Las Vegas, Summerlin, Henderson area of Nevada,
contact our cosmetic dentistry professionals. Schedule your free consultation
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