|Multiple Tooth Implants
Boise and Meridian, ID
If you have lost multiple teeth, the functionality and aesthetics of your mouth are greatly reduced. At Treasure Valley Oral & Facial Surgery, Dr. Cole Anderson offers you multiple teeth dental implants, which can replace your missing teeth in the best way possible.
Why Do You Need Multiple Teeth Implants?
Missing teeth do not just mar your smile, but they can also cause a lot of dental health issues. The gap left behind lost teeth can shift the remaining teeth from their correct position, changing your bite and making it difficult to perform oral hygiene.
Additionally, over time, the alveolar ridge will disintegrate since it is no longer needed, which will make your jawbone lose its density and make your face sag.
To address these issues, multiple teeth implants are a very effective option.
Bone Graft for Dental Implants
When a tooth is lost, the alveolar bone supporting it is resorped, resulting in a lower jaw density. People who have low-density jaws are not good candidates for dental implants as the jaw will not be able to support the prosthetics.
However, with a bone graft, dental implant surgery becomes possible.
At Treasure Valley Oral & Facial Surgery, Dr. Cole Anderson may perform a bone grafting procedure to augment the bone in your jaw. This not just makes it suitable for a dental implant surgery but is also better for your overall dental health.
Implant-Supported Dental Bridges
Implant-supported bridges consist of multiple teeth that are supported by dental implants. If you have more than a single missing tooth, these bridges are a suitable choice. They can replace your missing tooth roots and prevent your jaw from losing its bone density.
Implant-supported bridges may use six or eight implants on the upper and lower jaw each to hold the bridge in place. We may include a pontic or an artificial tooth, which is held between two implant-supported crowns. This is a more cost-effective and less invasive procedure than having a dental implant for each missing tooth.
Since this surgery is dependent on many factors, including the bone health of your jaw and how quickly you heal, the process may take several months to complete.
All on 4 Treatment Concept
The All on 4 treatment concept is similar to implant-supported bridges but the prosthetic with a full set of teeth is supported by only 4 titanium implants in the upper and lower jaw. This is possible because the two implant posts that are placed near the molars of each jaw are tilted at an angle of 30 to 45 degrees.
This tilt offers more stability to the bridge as the back of the jaw has a denser bone. These implants are longer than other dental implants and often eliminate the need for a bone graft to increase the density in the jaw.
Once the implants are installed, the bridge containing the full set of teeth is fixed to them.
Possible Complications in Multiple Teeth Implant Surgery
Like all surgeries, multiple teeth implant surgery can pose a few risks for some people.
However, keep in mind that these instances are very rare at Treasure Valley Oral & Facial Surgery since we are extremely careful about examining your mouth and doing proper surgery.
We understand that living without teeth can be very challenging. At Treasure Valley Oral & Facial Surgery, we offer you dental implant treatments, which is an effective way of getting the most natural looking and functioning replacement teeth. If you are interested in the procedure, call us today at (208) 994-6227 to schedule a consultation with us.