Multiple Missing Teeth in Marin County, California
When replacing multiple missing teeth, dental implants can be used to replace each tooth individually as they are when replacing a single tooth. Dental implants may also be used to support a bridge that can replace multiple teeth.
Replacing Missing Teeth with Dental Implants in Marin County, CA
When a patient has multiple missing teeth that will be replaced with a bridge, dental implants can still be used to ensure stability and permanence. Let us use a patient with three teeth missing, for example. In this case, two titanium posts would be implanted at the space of the first and third missing teeth, leaving a space in the center. The dental bridge would consist of three crowns combined. The crowns at either end of the bridge would be fitted onto the dental implants or posts, while the middle crown would be suspended over the gum line. This would serve to anchor the dental bridge, enhance chewing function, and guard against crowding or shifting in adjacent teeth. It also restores the appearance of your smile.
Stopping Bone Loss Caused By Missing Teeth with Dental Implants in Marin County, CA
Replacing your missing teeth with dental implants, even if only to support a dental bridge, preserves your bone density. When teeth are lost due to injury, decay, or gum disease, the jaw bone begins to deteriorate at the site of the missing teeth. This bone loss is progressive and does not stop until there is a stimulation of the jaw bone, which is exactly what the dental implants accomplish.
Bone loss from missing teeth is exemplified by the sunken look seen in patients whose extensive bone loss has changed the integrity of the bone structure in their faces. This also makes any future decision to have dental implants more complicated.
Performing Dental Implants in San Rafael, CA
Dr. Seda performs dental implants for patients who would like to restore the look and feel of their natural teeth with a permanent solution. Call our office to learn more about dental implants.
Dr. Seda, a periodontist located in Marin County, CA, services patients from San Rafael, Greenbrae, Kentfield, Tiburon, Mill Valley, Larkspur, Ross and San Anselmo. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!
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Dr. Michael Seda is an amazing periodontist. I was extremely satisfied with his care. He is a master communicator.Michael J.
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