Multiple Teeth Replacement in San Diego, CA
Improve Your Health & Confidence with a Complete Smile
The Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Specialists of San Diego offer many restorative treatments to patients looking to achieve a long-term, complete set of teeth. This includes patients who are missing multiple teeth or even all of their teeth. By using advanced dental implant technology and techniques, our surgeons can use one or more dental implants to support a bridge or fixed denture.
This treatment is ideal for patients who have suffered due to tooth loss or who have not achieved the desired results through traditional removable dentures and dental bridges. Dr. Koshgerian and Dr. Shelton will formulate a custom treatment plan for your oral health needs and guide you along every step of the way. Contact our East or Coastal office in San Diego, California, to schedule your appointment with one of our board-certified oral surgeons today.
Multiple Teeth Replacement Options
Whether you have lost a tooth or need to have an adult tooth extracted, you have options when it comes to restoration. Single dental implants are a popular choice for one missing tooth, as they can be placed anywhere a tooth is missing throughout the mouth. This includes canine teeth, front teeth, and molars, and it replaces the missing tooth entirely from the tooth root to the dental crown.
If you’re missing multiple teeth next to each other in the dental arch, an implant-supported bridge is a great option to consider. One or two dental implant posts will support a prosthesis that replaces each missing tooth, providing you with all the benefits of dental implants while restoring your smile’s function and appearance. Options to consider when replacing multiple missing teeth include:
- Implant-Supported Bridge. This treatment protects your healthy teeth from needing to undergo damage to support the prosthesis. Instead, dental implants can hold the bridge while stimulating the jaw bone underneath to keep it strong.
- Multiple Dental Implants. If you’re missing multiple teeth throughout your mouth, a single dental implant post and crown can be placed wherever a tooth is needed.
- Full-Arch Restoration. This treatment uses several dental implant posts to secure a fixed denture, resulting in a fully functioning and permanent new smile.
- Removable or Fixed Bridge. Removable partial dentures or bridges rely on adjacent teeth for support, which can damage them. They restore the appearance of your smile, but do not preserve the jaw bone and must be replaced every few years.
- No Replacement. Not replacing a missing tooth can lead to jaw bone atrophy, sagging facial features, adjacent teeth shifting out of position, and bite problems. Severe bone loss will require costly and extensive bone repair surgery.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained in all facets of oral surgery, including complete smile restoration. This procedure uses as few as four dental implant posts to secure a fixed denture, and can be performed in one or both dental arches. Full-arch restoration is completed in one surgical visit, allowing you to walk out of our office with a brand new, natural-looking smile.
Dental implants are the only tooth restoration option that fuse to the jaw bone, similar to the roots of natural teeth. By using dental implants to secure a fixed prosthesis, you achieve total restoration and prevent jaw bone loss. With a new set of teeth secured in your mouth, you no longer have to remove dentures during brushing and eating. Your teeth remain in your mouth at all times and are cleaned with regular brushing and flossing.
If you are healthy enough to undergo a general surgical procedure, you are likely healthy enough to receive dental implants and undergo full-arch restoration. There must be adequate bone in the jaw to support the implants. If you’ve been missing teeth for some time, the jaw bone may have weakened due to bone loss. We can use bone graft to help regrow bone where it is needed. Then, you will have the sturdy foundation needed to support implants.
To find out if you are a candidate for replacing missing teeth through full-arch restoration, contact The Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Specialists of San Diego to schedule your appointment.
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