Multiple Teeth Implants
Teeth implants are a wonderful solution for patients in Long Island looking to replace multiple missing teeth. Multiple implants offer patients with lost teeth and broken smiles a world of difference compared to traditional dentures.
Multiple Teeth Dental Implants Available in Suffolk County
In Suffolk County, New York, dental implants are the preferred choice for people suffering from periodontal disease and lost teeth. At Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry, we are pleased to offer patients the option of having their multiple implants as a solution for tooth loss.
The NY Times told the story of a 56-year-old man who recalls how his dentures fell out of his mouth when he talked, he could not taste his food, and he found it difficult to chew. “Best decision I ever made,” he said of the multiple implants procedure.
Alternatives to Multiple Implants
If you’re missing teeth, you basically have three options:
- Dental implants are widely considered the “next best thing” to having a mouthful of healthy, natural teeth. This process involves a complete redesign and restoration of the missing or damaged tooth from root to crown. New teeth made of porcelain are implanted into titanium posts screwed into the jaw, where they fuse with natural tissues.
- Fixed dental bridges are comprised of two or more crowns that anchor onto natural “abutment” teeth. At one time, this was the best option people had. However, the procedure relies on the filing of surrounding teeth, which makes the teeth more susceptible to root canal infection, periodontal disease, decay, and bone atrophy.
- Removable partial dentures grip onto healthy teeth, but put pressure on the underlying gums, which weakens the jaw and accelerates bone loss. It is the cheapest and easiest option upfront, but is not always feasible – especially if the patient has limited structure to support the dentures.