Multiple Tooth Implants
Boise and Meridian, ID


There are several issues that can result in tooth loss. Some of the most common causes include gum disease and facial trauma. Sometimes, teeth fall out on their own, and sometimes they need to be extracted. After tooth loss, it is essential that your missing teeth be replaced. At Treasure Valley Oral & Facial Surgery, we can replace several consecutive missing teeth with a multiple tooth implant.

Effects of Tooth Loss


Losing several teeth has many effects on your life. Common effects of tooth loss include:
•  Impacting the quality of your smile, which can also affect your confidence.
•  Difficulty biting, chewing and speaking.
•  Poor digestion and nutrition.
•  An increased risk for tooth damage, tooth decay, and gum disease.
•  Bone loss in your jaw. This causes the bone to change shape, altering the alignment of your healthy teeth as well as the shape of your face.

What is a Multiple Tooth Implant?


A multiple tooth implant is a type of dental implant. Dental implants are a treatment used to replace missing teeth. This particular solution is used to replace two or more consecutive missing teeth. Dental implants involve the surgical placement of small titanium posts into your jawbone. As you heal, your bone fuses to the posts in a process called osseointegration. This process stabilizes the posts within your jaw, essentially turning them into replacement roots.

The posts are strong and secure and are used to provide support for your replacement teeth. The number of implants required for a multiple tooth implant varies from patient to patient. Factors that determine the number of posts needed include how many teeth are being replaced and the condition of your jawbone.

Why Get a Multiple Tooth Implant?


A multiple tooth implant provides many benefits. These include:
•  Providing a completely natural appearance. Your replacement teeth are made from ceramic, a material that perfectly matches the color and light reflection properties of your real teeth. This treatment also does not have an acrylic base. Instead, your gums sit around the crowns just like your gums sit around the rest of your teeth.
•  A completely natural feel.
•  Functioning just like real teeth. You can eat and speak normally again.
•  There is no need to alter adjacent healthy teeth.
•  Your teeth are held securely in place.
•  Your oral health improves.
•  Greater comfort.
•  Protecting the health of your jawbone. The posts restore stimulation to your jawbone. This stops and prevents bone loss in your jaw, helping to keep it strong.

How is a Multiple Tooth Implant Placed?


Placing a multiple tooth implant requires surgery, which is done under a local anesthetic and sedation. Small incisions are made in your gums to expose the bone underneath. Next, holes are drilled into your jawbone, and the implant posts are placed directly inside. Your gums are sutured closed, leaving a small portion of the posts exposed above the tissue. Finally, temporary teeth are placed, and you go home to heal.

Healing from surgery can take several weeks to a few months. During this time, your bone gradually fuses to the posts, stabilizing them in your jaw. We closely monitor your healing to make sure there are no issues. Once you have fully healed, we take impressions of your mouth. Your final restorations are designed and created before being secured into place on your implant posts with small screws.

A multiple tooth implant does more than just replace the functions of your missing teeth. It also improves the quality of your smile and your quality of life. Call Treasure Valley Oral & Facial Surgery today at (208) 994-6227 to schedule your consultation and find out if you may be a candidate for a multiple tooth implant.

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