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Single/Multiple Tooth Replacement

What to Expect from a Single/Multiple Tooth Replacement

Much like full dental implants, the process for single/multiple is the same. What happens first is that when a tooth is lost for any reason, the jaw is no longer stimulated and begins to shrink and gives you that sunken appearance in your face. And while dentures may fill those spaces, they don’t do anything beneficial for the jawbone. So, to fix that problem dentists will surgically place titanium dental implants into those open spaces.

The Ways Lost Teeth
Can Affect Oral Health

A misaligned bite
The eventual loss of even more teeth
Premature wear and tear on the remaining teeth
Changes in speech
Difficulty eating
Changes in speech

Single/Multiple Tooth Questions Patients Commonly Ask

A: This all depends on where you are getting the surgical implants. It’s usually shorter on the lower jaw because there is denser bone there while the upper jaw can take just a bit more time. Normally the healing process spans 10-16 weeks.

A: This depends on a lot of factors with the two biggest being whether you have a healthy jawbone and a very strong immune system.

A: It’s the same system you would follow with your natural teeth. You should brush twice a day as well as floss. Make sure to schedule regular appointments with us here at NuLife so we can see how your implants are progressing.

A: That depends on how many teeth you are looking to replace as well as what the condition of your jawbone is from the get-go and whether you may need a bone graft before the procedure begins.

A: While Dental Implants are options for both single or multiple missing teeth, there is a less invasive procedure called dental bridges which is a good option for those who have underlying health issues. Although dental bridges, which are made of two crowns joined by an artificial tooth, can restore function, healthy teeth must first be filed and altered.

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