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Multiple Missing Teeth: What’s the Best Solution?

By Jaime A. Romero, Jr., D.D.S.

If you are missing multiple teeth, especially molars, you may be wondering about your dental options. You want the freedom to be able to eat whatever you want. You want a stable, secure fix that won’t require unnecessary upkeep.

With this issue, your possible solutions for multiple missing back teeth include a fixed bridge anchored to implants or a partial removable denture. Removable dentures can be uncomfortable and complicated and their materials and fabrication can get expensive. A fixed bridge is often the superior choice for a lasting and comfortable solution that feels just like your natural teeth.

Benefits of a Fixed Bridge Anchored to Implants:
• They are the sole fixed solution for missing back teeth.
• They are stable and secure, so you can eat anything without fear.
• They preserve your natural facial appearance.
• They prevent bone deterioration.
• They are more comfortable than dentures.
• They keep your gum line intact, eliminating metal clasps that can eat away your gum line.
• They preserve your adjacent teeth.
• They mimic natural teeth exactly in look and feel.
• They are a permanent fix. You won’t have to deal with any upkeep other than regular hygiene.

Once you’ve decided that a fixed bridge is the fix for you, what can you expect from the procedure? After your initial visit with your oral surgeon, you’ll have four to five additional visits until the final fixed bridge is attached. You may experience minor bruising, but you can treat it with over-the-counter painkillers, and you can be back to work the day after your procedure.

The Installation Process:
1. The implants are installed first, usually in a single session. You may receive a temporary bridge so you’ll have normal mouth function as soon as you leave.

2. The implants must integrate with the jawbone before you get the permanent bridge. This varies, but it is normally done one to two months after implant installation.

3. Then, the new bridge will be installed, which will handle all the pressure of natural back teeth.

Permanently Restore Your Teeth
If you are ready to begin the process of permanently restoring your teeth and being able to eat whatever you want, whenever you want, you should contact a trusted oral surgeon, like those at Solace Oral Surgery. A professional will help guide you through the process step-by-step so that it is as painless and straightforward as possible, customized just for you.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, please call Solace Oral Surgery at 615-320-1392 or visit us at www.SolaceOralSurgery.com.

Patient Testimonials:
“I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Romero and his team at Solace. They do an incredible job of making sure you feel in charge of what’s going on and are genuinely kind, wonderful people. Couldn’t have asked for better care!” #‎happypatient #‎oralsurgery
#‎Smile #‎Newsmile

“Dr. Romero is great! His staff is very personable and caring and he gets you in for a consult right away. I had contacted several other doctors before being referred to Dr. Romero and they weren’t able to get me an appointment for quite a while. I had a bone graft in preparation for an implant and everything was seamless. During my consultation, he took the time to answer all of my questions and provide options for my treatment. Because I have a sales career, I could not afford to be toothless for long. He moved the process along quickly. I had no swelling, very little pain and was able to return to work 2 days after the surgery with no pain or painkillers. I highly recommend Solace Oral Surgery.”
#‎OralSurgery #‎Happypatient #‎DrRomero  #‎Solaceoralsurger #‎Dental #‎Dentalimplants #‎Implants

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, please contact Solace Oral Surgery at 615-320-1392.


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