Multiple Tooth Replacement – Park City, UT
Address Tooth Loss, Achieve a Complete Smile
Most traditional tooth replacement options only replace the visible portion of teeth. In contrast, dental implants work to replace the entire structure of teeth, including the root portion. When you’re determining the most effective way to replace multiple teeth at a time, dental implants are always worth considering. Not only do implants look and feel more like natural teeth, but they actually guarantee longevity that you won’t get with traditional methods. As you make your decision on which treatment is right for you, Dr. Cody Calderwood of Park City Dentistry recommends that you schedule a consultation with his office today!
Traditional Methods for Tooth Replacement
When you need to replace multiple teeth at a time, you generally have two options to pick from. This includes the following:
- Dental Bridge – If you need to have multiple teeth replaced, dental bridges offer a fair solution, especially when you only need to replace three to four consecutive teeth at a time. If you have healthy remaining teeth near the gap, they will be used to hold the larger restoration. Consisting of multiple crowns fused together, this restoration is cemented on top of existing teeth so that it has a solid foundation.
- Partial Dentures – Partial dentures are used to replace multiple teeth on opposite sides of the mouth. To stay in place, the denture is fitted with metal clasps that wrap around existing teeth. Like a full denture, it’s designed to match the current shape of your mouth to stay in place.
- Full Dentures – Full dentures are used to replace all the teeth in a given arch. Using a gum-colored base and tooth-colored ceramics, the restoration is custom-made to fit your mouth exactly. It stays in place via denture adhesive and the natural suction of your mouth.
What the Dental Implant Process Looks Like
If you determine that dental implants are the best solution for you, it’s important that you’re fully aware of the implant process. This includes preparing your mouth for treatment, which involves detailed planning and removing any teeth that interfere. In most cases, your natural teeth will remain. After capturing detailed images of your mouth and bite, we can create the permanent restoration and schedule you for the surgical phase of treatment. Dr. Calderwood places dental implants entirely in-house. During the surgery, small incisions are made into the gum tissue. Then, implants are placed inside of the jaw and given several months to heal. Once the implants have fully integrated, the permanent restoration will be fitted on top.
The Many Benefits of Choosing Dental Implants
There are many notable benefits that come with choosing dental implants over traditional tooth replacement. Just a few of these benefits include:
- Maintaining the original structure of your natural teeth
- Providing improved comfort and stability thanks to replaced root structure
- Removing the need for modifying existing teeth to place the denture
- Long-term solutions for tooth loss, including a tooth replacement that lasts between 30 years and a lifetime when properly maintained.