A multiple tooth implant is a small metal post that is surgically placed in the jawbone to replace one or more missing teeth. A tooth, bridge, dentures, or part of a denture can be attached to the implant, and it will feel as natural as your original teeth. If you have lost some or all…
How a Multiple Implant is Different From Other Types of Implants
As dental technology improves, there are more options for patients who have lost multiple teeth, including a multiple tooth implant. There are several types of implants and implant structures, but for those with severe tooth loss, this type of implant is a great solution for restoring their smile and their ability to eat the foods they love. Multiple tooth implants are different from other types of implants, though, so knowing those differences will make it easier to decide if that is the right solution for you.
Let’s discuss what multiple implants is, how they help, and how they are different from other types of implants.
How a multiple implants works
To understand the benefits of this type of tooth implant, it’s important to know how they work as compared to other types of implants.
Single tooth implants are useful for replacing a single missing tooth. While this restorative procedure can help some people with a reasonable number of teeth remaining, for those with oral health issues and a large number of missing teeth, singular implants alone won’t be able to restore your smile or ability to eat.
In some cases where a person is missing a large number of teeth, they may opt to get teeth implants that function as anchor points for dental bridgework or partials because they lack the natural tooth structure to support bridgework and partials. Implants are typically stronger than natural teeth, and so they make an excellent way to anchor dental application. However, while the implants are permanent, bridges and partials are not, which means they may need to be routinely replaced in order to maintain your smile.
The difference between these implants and multiple tooth implants is that multiple tooth implants can restore your smile and ability to eat without affecting your remaining teeth or needing to support other dental prosthetics.
Multiple implants are the way to get a fully restored smile without a lot of extra work, and what’s more, these implants are permanent, meaning once you have them installed, you’ll never have to worry about replacing or losing them.
Types of implants
There are two types of implants that your periodontist can perform depending on the shape of the bone structure in your mouth. The periodontist may recommend one or the other based on the shape and density of the patient’s jawbone.
The most frequently installed type of tooth implant is an endosteal implant. These are implants that are anchored into the jawbone, typically with titanium screws at the base of the original root. These types of implants are very strong and similar to natural teeth in shape and appearance.
The second type of implant is much less common but is used in those without enough bone structure to support traditional implants. These implants are smaller and narrower and are grafted into the gum line instead of the jawbone. These are a functional alternative to those with bone density or other oral health issues.
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