If you are missing multiple teeth, Dr. Thomas Prendergast in Fox Lake, IL offers several types of dental implants for replacement. Dental implants provide long-term and highly effective results for patients missing multiple teeth. Multiple missing teeth can be replaced using several separate dental implants to replace individual teeth. Dr. Prendergast can also replace a whole row of teeth with implant supported dentures or with the use of a dental bridge supported with dental implants to replace consecutive missing teeth.
Types of Dental Implants For Multiple Missing Teeth
The type of dental implants you receive will depend on the number and location of your missing teeth as well as your overall oral health. Dr. Prendergast provides comprehensive dental exams to determine which type of dental implant is right for you.
Dental Implant Secured Bridge – A dental bridge is often used to replace several consecutively missing teeth. Traditionally a dental bridge is secured using prepared adjacent teeth, essentially damaging healthy teeth. Dental implants secured by a dental bridge provide more structural support for the jaw and bite and require less maintenance. Two or more implant posts will be surgically implanted in the jaw. These posts will permanently secure the dental bridge restoration.
Dental Implant Secured Denture – If you are missing an entire row of teeth, either on top or bottom, Dr. Prendergast recommends implant dentures. Denture implants can be supported by as few as four strategically placed dental implants. Denture implants have a 95% or better success rate and equally high level of patient satisfaction. While this procedure does require a greater initial investment compared to dentures alone, implant dentures offer the best long term benefits. Dentures do not support the structure of the jaw bone and patients may experience gradual bone loss and deterioration of the structure of the jaw. Implant supported dentures also help to maintain the bone structure in the face. While there is a greater investment initially, implant supported dentures provide superior long term benefits. Denture implants also allow patients to enjoy a diet without restriction.
Learn More About Dental Implants
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- Dental Implants Process
- Dental Implants vs Dentures
- Dental Implant FAQ
- Cost of Dental Implants
- Types of Dental Implants
- Single Tooth Dental Implant
Schedule a Consultation
If you have multiple missing teeth, Dr. Prendergast offers dental implants. Schedule an appointment today with Infinity Dental to learn about the benefits of dental implants at the Fox Lake, IL dentist office. Dr. Prendergast, along with his knowledgeable staff, will help you see if dental implants are the right choice for you.