Multiple Tooth Replacement – Bonita Springs, FL
Fill the Gaps and Regain Full Dental Function
Are you missing multiple teeth? No matter where in your mouth your tooth loss has occurred, you may face a number of daily challenges due to your incomplete smile. For example, you may not be able to enjoy all of your favorite foods as you once did, and you might find it embarrassing to smile in social situations. Fortunately, the team at Pelican Landing Dental may be able to fill in those troublesome gaps with dental implants.
What Are the Tooth Replacement Options?
We typically recommend dental implants as the best way to replace missing teeth. However, that doesn’t mean there are no other treatment options. Below, you’ll find information about all the ways in which we can provide multiple tooth replacement:
Crown and Bridge
A traditional dental bridge, sometimes called a crown and bridge, is a restoration that fits over the teeth next to an empty space (the abutment teeth). Crowns on the abutment teeth support an artificial tooth that “bridges” the gap. A traditional bridge can restore your ability to eat most foods, give you a natural-looking smile, and provide you with years of full dental function. However, it does require that the abutment teeth undergo significant alteration.
An implant-supported bridge is similar to a traditional bridge, but instead of relying on your natural teeth for support, it gains all of its strength from dental implants. In most cases, two dental implants, one on each end of the bridge, are necessary to support the prosthetic. An implant-supported bridge lasts longer and feels more natural than its traditional counterpart. It also helps to preserve as much of your natural dentition as possible.
Partial Dentures/Implant-Supported Dentures
A partial denture is a prosthetic that replaces multiple missing teeth at various places throughout a dental arch. A traditional partial denture is removable and relies on small metal attachments to keep it in place. An implant-supported partial denture looks and feels more natural, and is much more stable, because it is anchored in the jawbone via a few strategically placed dental implants.
Which Tooth Replacement Solution Is Right for Me?
The best way to find out which implant-supported tooth replacement solution is right for you is to visit our team for a consultation. After we examine your mouth and talk to you about your goals and expectations, we will design a custom treatment plan. If you are missing just three or four teeth in a row, we will likely recommend an implant-supported bridge. If your tooth loss is more extensive and has occurred at various places throughout your mouth, an implant-supported partial denture may be a more appropriate solution.
How Much Will My Treatment Cost?
The cost of implant-supported tooth replacement varies from patient to patient and depends on several factors, including the number of implants needed and the exact nature of the restoration. We will provide you with an estimate for the price of your procedure when you visit us for your consultation. We will also help you explore resources that may enable you to fit your new teeth into your budget.
Are you ready to fill in the gaps in your smile? Contact Pelican Landing Dental today to get started on your dental implant journey.