Sunday, November 19, 2017
Missing Teeth in Ozark, MO
Whether you have lost a single tooth or multiple teeth, Dr. David Struble can use dental implants to replace your missing teeth. These are very versatile tools that can be used in a variety of different ways. They can either be used individually at each separate site of tooth loss, or in conjunction with dentures or a dental bridge to fill in multiple tooth loss sites at once. No matter which method is used, dental implants are a great solution for missing teeth in adults.

Replacing Single Missing Teeth in Adults

In the past, solutions for a single missing tooth were limited to a dental bridge. However, it was discovered that this method often caused long term complications, including additional tooth loss. In today’s world, dental implants are believed to be the most secure option for long term single tooth replacement. Not only do they function as real teeth, they look natural as well. Although the crown may need replacement every so often, a dental implant can last a lifetime if proper oral hygiene is practiced.

Replacing Multiple Missing Teeth in Adults

There are several options for replacing multiple missing teeth with dental implants:

Individual Implants – This involves placing individual implants at each separate site of tooth loss. It works best if there are a small number of nonconsecutive missing teeth.

Implant-Supported Bridge – An implant-supported bridge is much like a traditional dental bridge except that the bridge is supported by a pair of dental implants rather than natural teeth. This works best if there are three or more consecutive missing teeth.

Implant-Supported Dentures – Implant-supported dentures are used when there is a large number of missing teeth. This method works by attaching a removable denture to a set of three or more dental implants to give it greater stability. It is most commonly used in the lower jaw where the need for stability is greatest.

There are several methods in which dental implants can be used to treat missing teeth in adults. To find out which method will benefit you the most, contact Dr. Struble to schedule a consultation today!

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