Are you tired of dealing with the daily inconveniences of multiple missing teeth in Ardmore? Whether you’re missing just a couple of teeth or several, you may find that chewing food is a challenge. Your confidence may also suffer. Fortunately, Dr. Jamie Guthrie offers a number of treatment options that can rebuild your smile and restore full dental function. You’ll likely decide that an implant-supported prosthesis is the best way to fill in the gaps.
There are three non-implant treatments that are capable of replacing multiple teeth:
The three abovementioned treatment options only replace the visible portion of missing teeth. Dental implants, on the other hand, go beneath the surface to provide comprehensive smile restoration.
The first stage in the implant process is a minimally invasive surgery, a carefully planned procedure wherein an oral surgeon inserts the implants at strategic locations throughout the jawbone. Following the surgery, the bone bonds with the implants in a process known as osseointegration, enabling them to act as replacements for the roots of the missing teeth. A few months after the implants are placed, Dr. Guthrie places a beautiful, custom-made restoration (bridge or denture) on top of them.
Implant-retained tooth replacement is superior to traditional treatments because: