Dental implants can be used to replace anywhere from a single tooth to a full mouth of teeth. But what should you expect when you’re getting multiple dental implants? Dr. Shawna Hoffert of Red Maple Dental explains what you should know about getting dental implants in Asheville, NC.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are often considered the gold standard of tooth replacement. They’re made up of three separate parts. First, a titanium post is placed in the jawbone. Next, a piece called an abutment is attached to connect the post with the final restoration. With multiple dental implants, you can support a variety of different restorations.
An Implant-Supported Bridge
When you have multiple consecutive missing teeth, an implant-supported bridge is usually the go-to. When bridges are supported by your natural teeth, it causes them to wear down faster and be more susceptible to tooth decay. Dental implants can support the bridge and eliminate the strain that’s put on natural teeth with a bridge.
A bridge supported by dental implants is more successful than a bridge supported by natural teeth. When you lose teeth, your jawbone deteriorates. Dental implants promote bone regeneration and the implant posts fuse with the bone. Instead of being kind of flimsy, you can have a restoration that’s stable and that you can count on.
Multiple Dental Implants With Dental Crowns
If your missing teeth aren’t consecutive, multiple dental implants can be placed, with a custom dental crown for each one. We have CEREC dental technology in our office that allows us to get you a custom crown within a day! When your implants are ready to have their final restorations put on, we can do all of them quickly right in our office.
Dental implants — particularly finished with dental crowns — are designed to look and feel natural. Dental crowns are customized to match the size, shape, and shade of your natural teeth. When you smile, people won’t even be able to tell the difference between the crowns and the rest of your teeth.
The Dental Implants Process
A consultation with Dr. Hoffert will determine if you’re eligible for multiple dental implants. Implants require a person with good oral health and enough healthy bone structure to support the implants. Dr. Hoffert will map out the best place for the implants to be inserted to make sure that they’re successful.
When the implant posts are healed after 3-6 months, we can attach the abutments and get your final restoration set. Whether it’s a dental bridge or multiple dental crowns, they can be made directly in our office.
Getting Dental Implants in Asheville, North Carolina
Does it sound like dental implants can replace your missing teeth? Call us or schedule an appointment online.