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Multiple Tooth Replacement – Cambridge, OH | Marietta, OH

Restore a Complete Smile Today!

implant-retained dentureAlthough your teeth can last for a lifetime, tooth loss is a problem for many Americans. In fact, 120 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth while another 35 million do not have any natural teeth remaining. Every tooth you lose is devastating to your oral health and your daily life. Now, you have several options to rebuild a beautiful, functional smile. At Muskingum Valley Oral Surgery, Dr. Jeff Lee provides the latest solutions for multiple tooth replacement.

Non-Implant Tooth Replacement Options

partial dentureTraditional treatments for tooth loss are effective, convenient solutions. Depending on how many teeth you need to replace, you may benefit from:

  • Fixed Bridge: We take an impression of your mouth to create a bridge of prosthetic teeth. They are carefully crafted to match the appearance of your natural ones. The bridge is held in place by reshaping the adjacent teeth to bond dental crowns to them.
  • Partial Dentures: Several missing teeth can be replaced with a denture. Prosthetics are held in a gum-colored base that is attached to a metal framework. This allows it to clip or clasp onto your remaining teeth to hold it in place.
  • Full Dentures: An entire arch is replaced using a full denture. An impression of your mouth is needed to create your custom-fit acrylic base, which features your prosthetic teeth. It is held to your gum tissue using suction or an adhesive.

The Dental Implant Process

implant-retained bridgeAs an alternative to traditional treatments, over 500,000 per year are turning to dental implants because they closely look and feel natural. Unlike other options, dental implants replace both the root and the crown. An implant post is surgically placed into your jawbone to mimic the root. This encourages new bone growth, allowing the two to fuse together. The number of posts needed varies depending on how many teeth you are replacing.

After your jawbone fuses to the posts, special fixtures called abutments are attached to each post. These are necessary to connect your custom-made restoration. The process can take several months, but each step is vital to ensuring the long-term success of your new smile. With the right aftercare, dental implants have the potential to last for a lifetime.

Benefits of Implant-Supported Prosthetics

Replacing both the root and crown of a tooth allows you to experience a variety of benefits that are not possible using conventional treatments, such as:

  • Over a 95% 10-year success rate.
  • All-ceramic material allows them to look natural.
  • Restore as much as 70% of your biting force.
  • Does not alter healthy teeth.
  • Preserves your jawbone’s density.
  • Supports your facial structures.
  • Stops dental drift.
  • Eliminates slipping or irritation.
  • Easy maintenance and care.
  • Long-term, cost-effective solution that can last for decades.

Schedule Your Consultation Today!

You do not need to live with the complications of tooth loss. We will rebuild your smile to invest in your well-being. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Lee.