Dr. Frank Henrich is a skilled cosmetic and restorative dentist in Tulsa, OK who offers multiple dental implants for patients who suffer from multiple missing teeth. Multiple missing teeth can be replaced using several separate dental implants to replace individual teeth, or with the use of a bridge to replace consecutive missing teeth. If you are missing an entire arch of teeth, Dr. Henrich also offers All-on-4 dental implants which are dentures that are secured by as little as four dental implant posts. All these options provide a patient with a more structural support for the jaw and bite and require less maintenance.
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. Henrich provides comprehensive dental exams to determine which type of dental implant procedure 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 (All-On-4) – Dr. Henrich offers All-on-4 dental implants for patients who may not be an ideal candidate for dental implants or traditional implant secured dentures. Patients with a minimal amount of jawbone structure are able to receive as few as four strategically placed dental implants to secure a denture. Dentures are susceptible to slipping or falling out, causing embarrassment for patients. Denture implants (All-on-4) can offer a more comfortable and lasting result when all of the top or bottom teeth are lost. All-on-4 dental implants allow patients to enjoy a diet without restriction and can help patients feel more confident in their smile.