Multiple Tooth Replacement – Albuquerque, NM
Close the Gaps and Recomplete Your Smile
If you are missing multiple teeth, you may face a number of daily struggles. For example, you may find it difficult to enjoy all of your favorite foods, and you might hold back from smiling when you meet new people. Fortunately, you don’t have to live with your incomplete grin forever. Dr. Boehmer is proud to offer several options for multiple tooth replacement in Albuquerque.
Why Choose Us for Multiple Tooth Replacement?
- Customized Treatment Plans and Personalized Attention
- Award-winning Dentist
- Partnerships with Highly Skilled, Local Oral Surgeons
Non-Implant Supported Tooth Replacement Treatments
Dr. Boehmer usually recommends dental implants as the best way to replace multiple missing teeth. However, there are a few non-implant treatment options available:
- A fixed bridge, sometimes called crown and bridgework, is a fixed prosthesis that fits over your remaining natural teeth. Crowns go on top of the abutment teeth (the teeth adjacent to the empty space), and they support artificial teeth that “bridge” the gap.
- A partial denture is a removable prosthesis that replaces multiple teeth at various places throughout an arch. Small metal attachments help it to stay in place.
- A traditional full denture is also a removable prosthesis, but as its name implies, it replaces an entire arch of missing teeth. Natural suction or a mild adhesive help it to remain secure in the mouth.
The Dental Implant Process
The dental implant process begins with a consultation with Dr. Boehmer. She and our team will evaluate your oral health, discuss the dental implant procedure with you, and help you explore financing options for your treatment. If dental implants are right for you, Dr. Boehmer will refer you to a local oral surgeon, who will place the implants in your jawbone. After the implants have had some time to bond with the tissue around them, you’ll return to our office. Then, Dr. Boehmer will design a restoration (bridge, denture, or partial denture) to attach to your implants. Your new teeth will be custom-made to work well with your natural oral structures, provide you with a comfortable bite, and complement your facial aesthetics.
Benefits of Implant-Retained Dental Prostheses
If you choose implant-retained tooth replacement over a more traditional treatment, you can expect to experience a number of benefits:
- Protection for your remaining teeth. Since dental implants are self-supporting, placing them does not usually require that any of your natural teeth be modified.
- Natural look and feel. Implant-retained prostheses don’t require any unsightly metal attachments to hold them in place. They also feel extremely natural in the mouth and provide a bite force that is strong enough to stand up to all of your favorite foods.
- Bone health benefits. Dental implants stimulate the jawbone, helping it to remain as strong as possible.
- Dental implants have the potential to last for 30 years or longer. The restorations on top of them typically last for 10 years or longer.