Multiple Tooth Replacement – Jacksonville, FL
Renew Your Confidence and Regain Complete Dental Function
If you’re missing multiple teeth, you likely face a number of daily challenges, such as reduced confidence and difficulty enjoying all your favorite foods. You’re also at an increased risk of serious oral health problems, including dental drift and further tooth loss. Fortunately, modern dentistry offers treatments that can fill in the gaps in your mouth, renew your confidence, and restore full dental function. If you’re ready to rebuild your smile, contact our team to schedule your consultation for multiple tooth replacement in Jacksonville.
What Are the Tooth Replacement Options?
Essentially, you have three options for replacing multiple teeth: a traditional fixed bridge, an implant-supported bridge, or partial dentures. Each option offers unique advantages and disadvantages. When you visit us for your consultation, we’ll help you compares your choices so you can settle on the one that is best for your unique circumstances. Regardless of which treatment you end up undergoing, you can look forward to owning beautiful, functional new teeth.
Traditional Crown & Bridge
A traditional crown and bridge, often referred to a fixed bridge, consists of two crowns that are placed over the teeth that are adjacent to the empty space. Between one and three pontics (artificial teeth) “bridge” the gap. A bridge can be quite sturdy, prevent dental drift, and restore the ability to eat most foods. These restorations may be made of various materials, but we often recommend that our patients opt for porcelain restorations due to their durability and natural-looking appearance.
An implant-supported bridge has a structure that is similar to that of a traditional bridge. However, instead of relying on the remaining natural teeth for support, an implant-supported gains all of its strength from small titanium posts that are inserted beneath the gum line. This type of restoration tends to be even sturdier than its traditional counterpart. Also, it does not require that any of the remaining natural teeth be modified, which helps you to retain as much healthy dentition as possible.
Partial Dentures/Implant-Supported Partial Dentures
A partial denture replaces multiple teeth throughout an arch, even if those teeth are not adjacent to one another. It is sort of like a puzzle piece that fits in exactly where it is needed. A traditional partial denture relies on small metal attachments to remain secure in the mouth. An implant-supported partial denture, on the other hand, attaches to dental implants and offers superior comfort, strength, and stability.
Which Tooth Replacement Solution Is Right for Me?
We usually recommend that patients opt for implant-supported tooth replacement if their oral and overall health allows for it. That is because dental implants help to preserve the jawbone, and their restorations (crowns, bridges, and dentures) offer a bite force that is similar to that of natural teeth. If your missing teeth are adjacent to one another, it’s likely that an implant-supported bridge is the right treatment for you. If your tooth loss has occurred at various places throughout your mouth, an implant-supported partial denture may be the better solution.
How Much Will My Treatment Cost?
Implant-supported tooth replacement tends to cost more than traditional options. However, it is a worthwhile investment because of the many benefits it offers. Logically, the more teeth you need to replace, the more your treatment will cost. When you visit us for your consultation, we’ll crunch some numbers with you and help you explore resources that may enable you to fit your new smile into your budget.