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Multiple Tooth Implant to Replace Multiple Missing Teeth


Tooth loss is a common dental issue that affects many people. However, losing several teeth is a serious problem that can greatly affect your life - from difficulty in eating, talking, and smiling, not to mention a damaged facial appearance. Luckily, lost teeth can be replaced through several dental solutions. At Periodontal Associates, we offer a wide range of teeth replacement options, including multiple tooth implant placement that is ideal if you have lost more than one tooth.

How Does Multiple Tooth Implant Work?


Multiple tooth implant helps to replace several missing teeth using prosthetic teeth. These prosthetics are comprised of a metal frame that is implanted into the jawbone (the implant) and a natural-looking dental crown made of ceramic (or other materials such as porcelain). The crown is connected to the implant using an abutment (a screw). Multiple tooth implant can be used when replacing missing teeth that are adjacent, in a different location on the jawbones, or even when all teeth are missing.

Candidates for Multiple Tooth Implant


Multiple tooth implant placement is an ideal solution if you have lost more than one tooth due to tooth decay, dental injuries, gum disease, or other reasons. However, before recommending the procedure, you must first meet some requirements:
•  Your oral health must be optimal. This reduces the risk of the implants failing due to poor dental health.
•  Your jawbone and gum tissue must be strong and healthy to properly support the implants.
•  Your overall health must be great to allow for fast and proper healing. This is due to the fact that implant placement is a surgical procedure.

Implant Placement Procedure


The multiple tooth implant procedure is usually conducted after extraction of the damaged teeth. Following extraction (or if the teeth are already missing) an additional dental examination is performed to ensure that the jawbone and gum tissue are in perfect condition, and to plan for the proper placement of the implants. In the event that the jawbone and gum tissue is not healthy, treatment options such as bone grafting, ridge augmentation, gum tissue grafting, and other dental treatments are offered to restore the bone and gum tissue structure.

The actual implant placement procedure is then carried out in a single session and under the appropriate sedation options. The implants (metal posts) are surgically inserted into the jawbone and the surgical site closed up. The number of implants placed is dependent on the number of missing teeth, their location in the jawbone, and the bone structure.

After placing the implants, two options are available:
•  Placing dental crowns on the same day. The crowns are created using computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing CAD/CAM a process that can be as short as only a few minutes.
•  Allowing the dental implants to heal before placing the crowns. Ideally, if the dental crowns are being manufactured traditionally in the lab, or if it is deemed appropriate to wait for the jawbone to heal before placing the crowns.

Why Choose Multiple Tooth Implant?


Losing several teeth can be damaging to your oral health, general health, as well as to your appearance. However, with multiple tooth implants, you can replace all of your missing teeth, gaining back your full oral functioning and a great smile to go with it. The implants also help to improve your dental health as they prevent the deterioration of the jawbone and the gum tissues.

Have you lost more than one tooth? We, at Periodontal Associates, can help you to replace them. Call us today at (971) 317-8414 for more information about the multiple tooth implant procedure.
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