If you are missing multiple consecutive teeth, dental implants are an excellent replacement solution that offers more benefits compared to other options. A dental bridge that is secured using teeth implants 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 will need to be extracted.
Fuller Dental, located in Burlington, NC, is home to expert dentists that have advanced training in implant dentistry. Dr. Rawley H. Fuller and his expert dental team offer full services for the entire dental implant process to patients seeking the number one solution for tooth replacement. This ensures our patients receive consistent care through every phase of the implant process.
Implant Supported Bridge
At your dental implant consultation, Dr. Fuller or another highly trained dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth to see if you are a good candidate for dental implants. To qualify for dental implants, you will need to have healthy bone structure. There needs to be enough room for the implants in the jaw bone and the implants need healthy bone to fuse with.
Our Burlington dental implant team will spend a significant amount of time planning your implant treatment. A personalized 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, a custom designed dental bridge will be secured to the implants at our Burlington, NC dentist office. The implant secured dental bridge will be colored matched to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your natural teeth.
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
- Adjacent teeth are not harmed
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 traditional, removable dentures for a while. Patients dislike them because they are uncomfortable, they can shift and slip around, and they make eating certain foods difficult.
A denture anchored by dental implants typically needs at least four surgically placed 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, less maintenance, and more natural looking appearance when compared to traditional, removable dentures.
Schedule Your Dental Implant Consultation
Dr. Fuller and his team of highly trained and experienced dentists are dedicated to providing 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.