Multiple Implants

For a good reason, multiple implants have a solid reputation for enhancing oral health and appearance. Since their introduction in 1965, dental implants have come a long way and have already improved many people's lives.

These implants may seem unfamiliar, but they have a lot of advantages for people who want to replace more than one missing tooth.

What Holds the Dental Implants in Place?

The dental implant's base or foundation is represented by the implant fixture, a tiny screw-shaped object. It is drilled into the jawbone and positioned below the gum line. The institution will act as a root for the dental prosthetic, holding it firmly in place.

How Do Implants Remain in the Jaw Bone?

The implant, situated beneath the gum line, gradually fuses with the jawbone to create a permanent hold. While this occurs, a temporary crown will be put over the implant fixture. This process can take up to several months. The permanent dental prosthetic will only be placed if the osseointegration process still needs to be completed.

What is a Dental Abutment?

A metal component known as the abutment joins the implant post to the prosthetic. It holds the new tooth in place and is positioned along the gum line. Different abutments can be installed, depending on the prosthetic that needs to be supported. A dental prosthetic with attachments that clip onto the denture might resemble a dental crown, for instance, or a short screw.

The permanent implant fixture is typically installed once the osseointegration process is complete or after the permanent implant fixture has bonded to the jawbone. The dentist then places the dental prosthetic and the abutment after the procedure.

What Is Used to Replace Lost or Damaged Tooth?

The final part of a dental implant is the crown or dental prosthetic. This artificial tooth is used to replace teeth that are damaged or missing. The number of implants the dentist places in your jawbone will depend on the prosthetic you intend to wear. Anywhere between one device and six implant posts may be used. In the end, you and your dentist will choose the implant you need to use to enhance your oral health.

When You Do Need Multiple Implants?

If you’re missing one tooth, one implant and one replacement tooth will suffice. However, if you’re missing several teeth in a row, multiple implants are needed. A permanent bridge can be supported by a few strategically placed implants (a set of replacement teeth).  Similarly, if you have lost all of your teeth, a full bridge or full denture can be securely fixed in your mouth with a strategically placed number of implants.

Dental implants called All-on-X uses a minimum of four implant posts per arch to replace every tooth in your mouth. They are an excellent option for patients seeking complete mouth restoration after losing most or all of their teeth. Traditional dentures can be replaced with All-on-X, a more robust and durable choice.

Computer-assisted Treatment Planning

Special software on our computers allows us to evaluate your dental CT scan in three dimensions for bone quality, bone quantity, and bone location, allowing us to place your dental implants as precisely as possible.

Implant Care

Once the implant has been placed, keeping the area clean and free of infection is critical. Dental implants, like teeth, can accumulate plaque and tartar that’s why it also needs to be properly maintained. Whether you have one or more teeth replaced with implants, a professional cleaning will be required to keep your implants healthy. Your specific requirements will determine the frequency of these professional cleanings.

Are You Interested in Getting Multiple Implants in Montgomery, Alabama?

At Willis Dental Care, we offer multiple implants for patients suffering from severely damaged teeth. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation!


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