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How Dental Implants Restore Multiple Missing Teeth

September 14, 2019
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Posted By: Dr. Kristen Mazzei

Tooth loss is devastating, and it can leave you feeling hopeless, especially when you're missing more than one tooth. You might have heard that dental implants in Ocean City are ideal for replacing a single missing tooth, but did you know that they can also replace multiple lost teeth?

What Is an Implant-Supported Bridge?

A dental bridge is often a good tooth replacement option for adjacent missing teeth. Typically, dental crowns attached to healthy teeth act as anchors and support for dental bridge; however, dental implants can also anchor a bridge and replace multiple teeth at the same time. Using tooth implants to support a bridge offers the additional support of keeping your jawbone healthy, which also provides longevity for your bridge.

What Are Denture-Implants?

A denture is an appliance that is designed to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. When it's combined with tooth implants, it can provide better support and longevity than ever before. A few strategically placed implants can support a denture that is designed to lock into them, which eliminates any movement or slippage that is often experienced during eating or talking with traditional dentures. Denture-implants in Ocean City may be an ideal solution for the multiple failing or missing teeth that are causing you to hide your smile.

Why Is It Important to Replace Missing Teeth?

Unfortunately, without a tooth replacement, the loss of one tooth often results in more missing teeth. Using dental implants to support the replacement of one or more lost teeth helps keep your surrounding teeth from shifting and protects the health of your jawbone since it also restores the root of your tooth.   

Would You Like to Learn More?

Don't let the loss of multiple teeth keep you from smiling! Contact your team at Atlantic Dental today to learn more about dental implants in Ocean City, MD, and how they can help restore your smile.

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