Lost Multiple Teeth? 2 Options for You

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dental implantsDental implants are a great option for individuals who have lost a few teeth, but they are not ideal for individuals who have lost multiple teeth— especially when they are close together. If you have recently lost multiple teeth, there are a few options— more permanent than traditional dentures— that Dr. Leslie H. Sultan can help you with in order to restore your teeth, smile, and your way of living. Read on to learn more.

Overdentures

One of the biggest complaints that patients have about traditional dentures is the fact that they can easily become loose from their mouth and fall out— making things like enjoying a meal extremely difficult and uncomfortable. Luckily, that is where overdentures come into play. By fastening your dentures to either a dental implant or to a natural tooth, overdentures give patients the physical and mental security that their dentures will stay in place all day long.

And, just like with traditional dentures, overdentures can be removed from the mouth so that patients can clean them and even sleep without them at night— a win, win situation for denture patients everywhere.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are a non-removable, permanent solution to patients who have lost multiple teeth. Dental bridges are designed to literally bridge the gap from one missing tooth to another. By implanting abutment teeth— an anchoring tooth that supports the dental bridge— a dental bridge made up of multiple teeth is then implanted on either side of the gap in order to fill it in. Either attached to your natural tooth or to a dental implant itself, dental bridges give patients a permanent solution to an otherwise inconvenient way of living.

As you can see, there are several options when it comes to replacing multiple teeth. If you are interested in learning more about these options or if you would like to schedule a dental visit, contact Dr. Leslie H. Sultan today!