When you are missing multiple teeth, your situation can begin to feel hopeless, especially since losing one tooth often opens the door for more tooth loss. Eating and chewing can be uncomfortable with multiple missing teeth, which makes it hard to enjoy the healthy foods you need for good nutrition. When you smile or talk to other people, you may also feel self-conscious about the gaps in your smile, which takes a toll on your confidence.
Did you know that dental implants offer solutions for patients missing multiple teeth? They also provide tremendous benefits for your oral health that protects against additional tooth loss. Here's how Evansville dental implants may be able to restore your smile and your confidence.
How Implants Replace Multiple Teeth
If you are missing multiple adjacent teeth, dental implants can anchor a dental bridge. Implants are placed into your jawbone on either end of the bridge, and prosthetic teeth fill the space in between. Your bridge is customized with porcelain crowns that are designed to match your surrounding teeth and blend flawlessly with your smile. Placing implants into your jawbone help to keep it simulated and protects against bone loss.
If you are missing most or all of your teeth, an implant-supported denture may be the right solution for your smile. A few implants are strategically placed into your jawbone so they can support a denture designed to "snap" into place. Implant-supported dentures offer a two-fold benefit. First, they are more secure and help you to avoid any movement or slippage when you talk or eat. Next, they help to keep your jawbone healthy and prevent the deterioration that is typically caused by traditional dentures.
Contact Reliant Family Dental
Dr. Chris Meunier offers comprehensive implant dentistry at our Evansville, IN office. This means that after he helps you determine which option best suits your needs, he will guide you through the process from start to finish. Give us a call today to learn more about how dental implants can help you!