If you are missing multiple teeth in a row, dental implants are the best option to replace them. While there are several tooth replacement options, they offer more benefits. When a dentist secures a dental bridge with teeth implants, it is better for your oral health, prevents jaw bone loss, and requires less maintenance. Implants are a permanent and durable solution if you suffer from missing or damaged teeth that require extraction.
Fuller Dental in Burlington, NC is home to expert dentists that have advanced training in implant dentistry. Dr. Rawley H. Fuller and his dental team offer full services for the dental implant process to patients seeking tooth replacement. This ensures that you receive consistent care through every phase of the implant process.
Implant Supported Bridge
At your dental implant consult, Dr. Fuller or another highly trained dentist will examine your teeth to see if you are a good candidate for dental implants. There needs to be enough room for the implants in the jaw bone and the implants need healthy bone to fuse with. If you do not have enough bone, we may suggest bone grafting. Also, good oral hygiene is key to being healthy enough for implants.
Our Burlington dental implant team will spend a good amount of time planning your treatment. A treatment plan is necessary to get predictable and successful results.
Implant bridges require two or more dental implant posts to secure it. The implant posts will be surgically implanted in the jaw. These posts will serve as anchors for the dental bridge. Dental implants require two to six months to fully fuse with the surrounding jaw bone.
Once the implants and the bone have fused together, we will secure a custom dental bridge to the implants at our Burlington, NC dentist office. The bridge will match the color of your natural teeth blend in.
Benefits of Multiple Dental Implants
In the past, multiple missing teeth were replaced with dental bridges or partial dentures. Neither of these options prevents bone loss since they do not replace the tooth at the root. Dental implants not only act as the anchor for a dental restoration, but they also act as artificial tooth roots.
They will stimulate the jaw bone preventing bone loss. Other benefits of choosing an implant supported dental bridge over other options include:
- Only fixed and permanent option
- Very stable and durable allowing for better chewing ability
- Prevents bone loss, preserving the facial structure and appearance
- Much more comfortable than a bridged anchored with teeth and a partial denture
- Does not harm adjacent teeth
Can dental implant replace all of my teeth?
Yes, we can replace an entire row of teeth with a removable implant-retained denture or a fixed implant-supported denture. Many of our patients seek help after wearing a traditional, removable denture. They do not like them because they are uncomfortable, they can shift and slip around, and they make eating certain foods hard.
A denture held in place with dental implants needs at least four implant posts. Fuller Dental offers the All-On-Four™ implants procedure. Using advanced dental technology, we can secure a denture using only four strategically placed dental implants.
Denture implants offer a more stable bite, secure fit, and are more natural looking when compared to other teeth replacement options.
Schedule Your Dental Implant Consultation
Dr. Fuller and his team provide high quality dental implant restorations. Schedule an appointment online or call (336) 290-7401 to begin the process of replacing your teeth with multiple dental implants.