Multiple Missing Teeth in Braintree, MA
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Dental implants may be used to replace one single tooth or multiple missing teeth. No other restoration method is as versatile as dental implants. Periodontist, Dr. Thomas Mone, can even incorporate dental implants into other dental appliances to lend stability for the replacement of missing teeth.
Replacing a Single Missing Tooth with Dental Implants
When replacing a single missing tooth with dental implants, Braintree periodontist Dr. Mone can replace each tooth with a single implant. This is a particularly efficient restoration method if you have one or two missing teeth to replace that are not side by side. With this method, an individual dental implant is placed, consisting of a titanium post as the base, a dental crown to serve the function of your visible tooth, and an abutment to connect the two. The effect is similar in look and function to your missing teeth.
Another option for the replacing a single tooth is a three unit bridge. This method utilizes a fixed denture comprised of three crowns. The center crown is suspended over the space left by a missing tooth while the adjacent crowns serve as anchor. With this method, your natural teeth surrounding the empty space are used as anchors and are prepared, or ground down, to accommodate the crowns that will anchor the bridge.
Removable partial dentures are available to replace missing teeth but few patients are satisfied with their instability. Partial dentures are artificial teeth attached to a plastic base that are secured held with metal clasps.
Replacing Multiple Missing Teeth with Dental Implants
When restoring the function of multiple missing teeth with dental implants. Braintree periodontist Dr. Mone may recommend single implants be placed for each individual lost tooth.
It is also possible to support a dental bridge to replace missing teeth, similar to the three unit bridge, with dental implants. Quincy periodontist Dr. Mone would anchor the bridge, not with your natural teeth, but with dental implants. This effectively replaces your missing teeth without harming your natural teeth.
Dr. Thomas Mone, located in Braintree, MA, is a periodontist who serves patients from Boston, MA, Quincy, MA, and Miton, MA. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!