Missing Multiple Teeth – Falls Church, VA
Rebuild a Complete Smile with Dental Implants
Your teeth are important for helping you chew and speak, but they are also crucial to your self-esteem. If you’re missing multiple teeth, your confidence was probably lost along with them. Not to mention, your quality of life has also suffered, and you may have also noticed some changes to your oral health. You don’t have to settle for an incomplete smile. Now, you have several solutions to fill the empty spaces. At Tysons Dental Esthetics, we’ll help patients from Falls Church, McLean and surrounding communities pick the smart choice for their smile.
Non-Implant Tooth Replacement Options
There are several tried-and-true treatments that provide a quick, convenient solution to replace multiple missing teeth. Depending on the extent of your tooth loss, you may be a candidate for:
- Crown & Bridge
The most traditional treatment to replace 1 to 3 consecutive missing teeth is with a crown and bridge. We take an impression of your mouth to create prosthetic teeth to replicate those you’ve lost. This creates a bridge to close the gap. The bridge is held in place by reshaping the adjacent teeth to bond dental crowns to them.
- Partial Dentures
Several missing teeth can be treated with a partial denture if you still have a couple of healthy teeth to hold it in place. Custom-made teeth are secured in a gum-colored base that has a metal framework. This allows it to clip or clasp onto your remaining teeth to hold it in place.
- Full Dentures
An entire arch of teeth is replaced with a denture. Although they have a bad reputation for feeling fake, they are more realistic than ever before. Your new teeth are featured in a gum-colored arch, which is held in place using suction or an adhesive.
The Dental Implant Process
As an alternative to traditional tooth replacement options, many people are choosing to secure their prosthetics with dental implants in Falls Church. This replaces the entire structure of a tooth using a multi-step treatment process.
After your initial consultation, you’re scheduled for your placement procedure. Titanium dental implants are surgically placed into your jawbone to act as new roots. Over the next several months, your jawbone fuses to the posts through a process called osseointegration. This provides a stable foundation for your restoration while also allowing the posts to potentially remain in place forever. Finally, after your jawbone is healed, abutments are connected to each post, which allows us to attach your custom-made restoration.
Benefits of Implant-Retained Dental Prosthetics
Replacing the entire structure of the tooth allows you to enjoy a variety of benefits that aren’t possible with other options, including:
- Over a 95% success rate.
- Looks and feels natural.
- Regain as much as 70% of your biting force.
- No slipping or irritation.
- Doesn’t alter healthy teeth.
- Preserves your bone density.
- Supports your facial tissues.
- Improves your oral health.
- Can last for several decades.
Schedule Your Consultation!
Revamp your smile and your quality of life by replacing your missing teeth. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.