Dental implants are the BEST solution for patients missing multiple missing teeth. Dr. Frank Henrich is a skilled cosmetic and restorative dentist in Tulsa, OK. He offers dental implants for patients who have 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. This restoration consists of dentures that are secured by as little as four dental implant posts. All these options provide several benefits for patients with lost teeth:
Structural Support: Add more structural support to your jaw. Traditional dentures do not support jawbone growth. In fact, they contribute to jawbone deterioration, causing issues like a sagging face, and gum irritation. Fortunately, dental implants reverse the effects by supporting your natural jawbone structure.
Security: Stabilize your bite for easier chewing, and speaking. Dental implants are secured directly to your jawbone, so there is no fear of them falling out like traditional dentures. We can even create modern dentures that are comfortably attached to your jawbone using tooth implants. This creates a secure fit that does not irritate your gums.
Less Maintenance: Since implants are secured permanently to your mouth, there is no need for denture creams, special toothpaste, or a need to soak them overnight.
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 will conduct a comprehensive dental exam to determine which type of dental implant procedure is right for you. He will evaluate your oral and overall health, then make a recommendation. We will only give you options that best fit your needs, budget, and cosmetic goals.
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.
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.
Learn More About Dental Implants
- Dental Implants Overview
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- Dental Implants Process
- Dental Implants vs Dentures
- All-on-4 Dental Implants
- Dental Implants FAQ
- Types of Dental Implants
- Cost of Dental Implants