Major Dental Clinics

Dentist Milwaukee & Chicago Dental Specialists Group

Multiple Missing Teeth

When missing multiple teeth, particularly front teeth, patients may experience a drop in self-confidence, speech, and chewing ability. With multiple missing teeth, the bony structures of the face may undergo changes, causing patients to have a droopy or sagged faces. Major Dental Clinics offers our patients a variety of treatments that are designed to help replace missing teeth, restore form and function, and even prevent further bone loss.

For patients with multiple missing teeth, some treatment options may include:

  • Removable partial denture
  • Tooth-supported fixed bridge
  • Implant supported bridge

 

 

Implant Supported Bridge

An Implant Supported Bridge consists of an implant, or series of implants, that anchor a dental bridge to the patient’s bone. Implant bridges can help preserve healthy, adjacent natural teeth while maintaining the integrity of facial structures. Implant supported bridges are a superior tooth replacement apparatus because of their aesthetics, comfort, and prevention of bone resorption (deterioration). Dental implants look, act, and feel like a patients natural teeth. With the tooth biting ability restored, patients are able to eat the foods they love. This includes foods like crunchy or sticky snacks.

Tooth-Supported Fixed Bridge

A tooth-supported fixed bridge consists of a replacement tooth that fits a gap between teeth. They require that healthy adjacent teeth be ground down to anchor points for the bridge. These fixed bridges offer strength, stability, and will even feel and function like your natural teeth. Tooth-supported fixed bridges tend to last about 12 years. Major Dental Clinics can help repair or replace your tooth-supported fixed bridge when it is appropriate.

Removable Partial Denture

Removable partial dentures are exactly what the name implies: a denture that is removable and covers part of the mouth. Removable partials are designed to be held in your mouth with clasps that grab onto your remaining natural teeth, but can be removed and reinserted without professional help. While removable partial dentures will last patients about 5 years, they may have a negative effect on the health of the surrounding teeth, gums, and bones.

Conclusion

Through the use of advanced technology and skilled dental specialists, Major Dental Clinics  can help restore and repair your smile. Whether you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, our prosthodontists will discuss treatment options and then customize a treatment plan based on your personal needs. Click here to schedule your complimentary consultation.