Multiple Teeth Missing

Dental Implants Smithfield RI - Multiple Teeth Missing



Benefits with fixed bridge on implants:

When replacing multiple teeth missing in the far back of the mouth, a fixed bridge that is anchored to dental implants can be the only solution. Traditional dentures can not offer the same function or stability.

Having your cosmetic dentist in Smithfield replace your missing back teeth with dental implants will help give you new, unparalleled stability and strength that will allow you to eat whatever you want- whenever you want. It also helps preserve your jawbone and facial appearance.


 After an initial exam with your Smithfield dentist, an additional 4-5 visits may be necessary for the final fixed bridge to be placed. During the placement, it is normal to experience some minor swelling and bruising in the gum and soft tissue areas. Any discomfort can be usually treated with ordinary painkillers. You should be able to go to work the next day.




This course of treatment is just one of several options available. A consultation with your Smithfield dentist will be needed to discover what the best solution is for your specific condition.  

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1: Before the procedure
Three teeth at the back of the mouth are missing. The only real replacement alternative is installing a fixed bridge. The bridge contains all teeth in one single piece and is anchored on dental implants.
  2: Installing the implant
First, the implants will first be installed. This is usually done in a single session. A temporary bridge may be placed simultaneously, making it possible for you to function like normal almost immediately after leaving your Smithfield dentist.
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3: Attaching the bridge
Your implants will need to integrate with the jawbone before the permanent bridge is attached. This usually occurs 1-2 months after the implant installation. The time will vary, depending on the teeth affected and the aesthetical demands.
  4: End result
The new bridge will handle all the pressure that your strong, natural back teeth did. You will have a stable and secure solution that allows you to eat what you want.




 Smithfield Dental Associates Removable Denture Removable partial denture
This alternative is often perceived as uncomfortable and a bit more complicated to use. Function can’t be compared to that of a bridge. This denture is made of plastic and metal, which affects its look. It is quite expensive to fabricate due to its many parts. However, the installation process is simple, and natural teeth are spared.


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