Multiple Tooth Implants
Lake Forest, CA
There are several reasons why you might require multiple tooth dental implants instead of a single tooth dental implant. You may have a speech disorder due to several missing teeth or you do not want to or are unable to wear dentures. In order for you to qualify for a dental implant, you will need to get your jawbones evaluated as you would for every other procedure by our dentist that specializes in this field. At Jeanette Thai, DDS, we believe losing teeth should never be a factor as to why you should stop smiling; contact us today, and we can help restore your smile.
Benefits of Getting a Multiple Tooth Dental Implant
Getting a multiple tooth dental implant can help you overcome many complications resulting in improvement of speech and the ability to chew, and prevention of potential bacterial infections on sites of missing teeth. When you lose teeth, your jaw's integrity gets compromised. Multiple tooth dental implants fuse with your jaw, and in doing so, improves the strength of your jaw.
There are certain advantages that multiple tooth dental implants have over other dental implant procedures, which include replacement of teeth without altering the shape or size of the adjacent teeth. This provides better oral health in the long run, as we retain as many natural teeth as we can. As opposed to conventional dentures, dental implants have a longer life and feel more natural. Dentures can cause challenges with speech, which is another factor that makes dental implants a superior choice.
Multiple Tooth Dental Implant Procedure
Before any surgical procedure, the first step is the initial evaluation. During your evaluation, our dentist will need to know your complete medical history and will make an assessment of your jawbones. They need to be strong enough to endure and hold the dental implants. You will then be informed of any risks or complications involved with the procedure.
The surgery is divided over the course of a few months, during which there is a period to allow healing of the jawbone around the implant. The insertion of dental implants is the first step in this procedure; this may involve some form of bone grafting.
Then comes the next step of the procedure, which takes place after the healing process has completed; it includes attachment of the abutments using dental cement. Following this step, there is another period of a few days, which allows the abutments to fix securely to the dental implants. The last and final step involves the attachment of the crowns to the abutment.
Post Surgery Care
It is natural to feel some form of discomfort and pain post-surgery. During this time, you will be advised to go on a soft food diet. Slight bleeding and bruising of soft tissue is common. Make sure to be gentle when taking care of your oral hygiene. Pain due to surgery should only last for a few days following the procedure.
If you are interested in learning more about multiple tooth implants, or even single tooth implants, which is another procedure we perform, contact us at (949) 317-4884 to schedule an appointment today.