If you are missing multiple teeth, you have a number of treatment options that may be able to recomplete your smile. Traditional treatments replace only the visible portion of the missing teeth, whereas dental implants in Newington provide a more comprehensive solution that replaces both the roots and crowns of lost teeth. When you visit us for your restorative consultation, we will recommend a treatment that will believe is best for your unique circumstances.
Non-Implant Tooth Replacement Options
In many cases, non-implant tooth replacement solutions can be quite natural-looking and provide patients with the ability to eat almost anything.These treatment possibilities include:
Afixed bridge. A fixed bridge, sometimes called crown and bridgework, is often suitable for patients who are missing a few teeth in a row. It is a custom-made prosthesis that has two crowns, which fit over the teeth that are next to an empty space in the mouth. The crowns support 1 -3 artificial teeth between them.
Partial dentures. A partial denture is a removable prosthesis that replaces multiple teeth at various places throughout an arch. Metal clips or other attachments help it to stay in place during eating and speaking.
Full dentures. A full denture is a replaces an entire arch of teeth. It includes a gum-colored base that is attached to artificial teeth, which are usually made of acrylic or porcelain. Natural suction or a mild adhesive helps a full denture to stay in place.
The Dental Implant Process
The Benefits of Implant-Retained Dental Prostheses
We usually recommend implant-retained prosthetics rather than traditional tooth replacement options because dental implants offer a number of outstanding advantages:
Placing dental implants does not usually required that the remaining natural teeth be modified.
Implant-supported prostheses tend to be stronger and studier than non-implant tooth replacement options.
The bond the implants form with the body helps to preserve bone mass and gum tissue volume.
Implant-supported restorations can last for decades. Non-implant prostheses may last for just 5 – 10 years or so.
Learn More About Implant-Supported Multiple Teeth Replacement
We work closely with our patients to help them choose restorative treatments that provide long-lasting, reliable results. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you rebuild your smile, contact Family Dental Practice of Newington today to schedule your initial consultation.