Multiple Tooth Replacement – Plano, TX
Treatments to Restore Your Lost Smile
If you are missing multiple teeth, you may face a number of daily struggles. For example, eating a balanced diet may be a challenge, and you might hesitate to smile in social situations. You’re also at risk for long-term dental health problems, including further tooth loss and jawbone deterioration. Filling in those empty spaces in your mouth can restore your confidence, improve your quality of life, and help you enjoy better oral and overall wellness.
Your Tooth Replacement Options
There are three treatments that may be a suitable way for you to replace your missing teeth and regain your lost smile.
Crown & Bridge
Crown and bridgework, often simply called a fixed bridge, is a dental prosthesis that “bridges” the gap between your remaining natural teeth. It consists of two crowns, which fit over the abutment teeth (the teeth next to the empty space). The crowns support between one and three artificial teeth between them. A fixed bridge is a sturdy, natural-looking solution for individuals who have suffered relatively minor tooth loss and whose missing teeth are adjacent to one another.
An implant supported bridge is similar to a traditional fixed bridge, but there is one major difference. Rather than relying on your natural teeth for support, an implant-supported bridge gains all of its strength from small titanium cylinders that our team surgically places beneath the gum line. This type of bridge may replace two, three, or more teeth. It’s best for individuals who have lost several teeth in a row and who want a long-lasting, extremely strong way to fill in the empty space.
A traditional partial denture fits into your mouth like a puzzle piece in order to replace multiple missing teeth at different places throughout an arch. It is a removable prosthesis that is secured in the mouth via clips or other attachments. An implant-supported partial denture is anchored in place via dental implants. It may be fixed permanently in place, but removable implant-supported partial dentures are also an option for many patients.
Which Multi-Teeth Replacement Option Is Right for Me?
We often recommend implant-supported tooth replacement for patients who are candidates for it. Implants help to preserve the jawbone, and they tend to last much longer than their non-implant counterparts. If all of your missing teeth are adjacent to one another, an implant-supported bridge may be best for you. If your tooth loss has occurred at various places throughout an arch, and your dentist believes your natural teeth are healthy enough that they do not need to be extracted, an implant-supported partial denture could be your ideal treatment option.
How Much Does It Cost to Replace Multiple Teeth?
Implant-supported tooth replacement tends to cost more than traditional treatment methods. The more dental implants that are required to support your new teeth, the higher the final price of your procedure will be. You can expect the overall cost to amount to at least a few thousand dollars. Dental insurance and financing may help you afford your treatment. Although implants may seem expensive, they are worth the price! Their longevity and the oral health benefits they offer make them a worthwhile investment.