Multiple dental implants are suitable for patients who have several missing or failing teeth in one area, or have lost multiple teeth due to trauma. Unlike a single implant, each tooth does not require it’s own individual implant. Several crowns are grouped together and attached to only two or three posts, providing a solid, natural look and feel.
Unlike traditional “Bridges,” multiple implants do not need to be supported by adjacent teeth. Implants won’t slip, get cavities, and, with proper care, can last a lifetime. By placing the implant directly into the bone, the implant can help reduce the continued loss of bone in the jaw, a common problem that bridges do nothing to address. Implants are firmly attached, and provide the closest available alternative to natural teeth.
As with a single missing tooth, it is extremely important to have missing teeth replaced quickly and correctly. Missing teeth not only impact how you look and feel, but can also wreak havoc on your oral health, leading to continued bone loss, and general deterioration of your remaining teeth and gums. With implants, you can eat what you want, and participate in activities, all without the worry of problems with your teeth.