Single / Multi Tooth Dental Implants

Single / Multi- Tooth Dental Implants

Dental implants offer a permanent, durable, natural-feeling solution to restore dental appearance and function for those with one or more missing teeth. You can combine dental implants with different restorations to replace single or multiple teeth. Dr. Joseph Ayoub thoroughly examines which individuals are suitable for single tooth or multiple teeth replacement at his South Huntington, NY practice.

If you are missing one or more teeth and want to find out which option is best for your case, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ayoub.

Single Tooth Dental Implant

There are different options for replacing one or two teeth. The right choice largely depends on the individual’s needs and treatment goals. The primary options for replacing a missing tooth include dental implants and dental bridges.

Dental Implants for Single Tooth Replacement

Single-tooth replacement with an implant and crown restoration is one of the best treatment options for those with only one or two missing teeth. Replacing a single tooth with an implant provides the most natural-looking and feeling option for restoring missing teeth. Dental implants mimic the tooth’s natural root and feel natural because the jawbone physically bonds to the new implant after it’s surgically placed.

Candidates must be healthy with a healthy jaw to undergo surgery to receive dental implant treatment for a single tooth. They should also have sufficient jawbone to support the implant. If the jawbone is insufficient, your dentist may perform a bone graft to rebuild the jawbone for implant treatment.

Dental Bridge for A Single Missing Tooth

Bridges are a non-invasive option for replacing a single tooth, making them a good choice for those who wish to avoid surgery or cannot undergo surgery due to underlying health issues. A dental bridges is made of two crowns connected by an artificial tooth. The dental crowns or caps then cover the teeth next to the missing tooth, adequately replacing the missing tooth.

Although bridges can restore normal dental function, there are several downsides. To place the bridge, your dentist must file and alter healthy teeth to accommodate the crowns used to attach the bridge. Another downside is that the bridge can leave a minor space between the artificial tooth and the patient’s gums. Clean this area daily with a bridge cleaner.

Multiple Teeth Replacement

As with single-tooth replacement, there are various options for replacing multiple teeth. Dental implants are a popular and efficient option for replacing missing teeth. They may replace several teeth or a complete set of missing teeth.

Dental Implants for Multiple Tooth Replacement

Dental implants may be combined with implant-supported bridges or implant-supported dentures to replace multiple or full arch of teeth. When combined with dental bridges, the crowns used to attach the dental bridge in the mouth are attached to dental implants. A bridge allows replacing three or more teeth using only two implants.

With implant-supported dentures, dentures are attached to the patient’s mouth using as little as four or six dental implants. This attachment allows individuals with dentures to enjoy a snug, secure fit and enhance dental function as their dentures stay firm when eating, drinking, and speaking.

Conventional Dentures For Multiple Missing Teeth

Of course, conventional dentures are an option for replacing multiple missing teeth. Removable dentures don’t deliver the secure fit and enhanced function as implant-supported dentures; they may be the best option for people who are not healthy enough for surgery or don’t want surgery.

Schedule A Dental Implant Consultation

To find out which treatment suits your needs, request an appointment with our dental implant surgeon, Dr. Joseph Ayoub, an experienced cosmetic and implant dentist in the South Huntington and Huntington area of Long Island. With years of experience and training, patients seek out Dr. Ayoub from all over Long Island, including Melville, Dix Hills, Plainville, Elwood, and many other surrounding neighborhoods.

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