Multiple Teeth Implants Santa Barbara CA
Multiple Teeth Implants Santa Barbara CA

Multiple Teeth Implants

Multiple Teeth Implants in Santa Barbara

Missing multiple teeth can be more than a cosmetic problem. It can affect how you eat, the alignment of your teeth, and even the shape of your face. Fortunately, if you are looking for a long term solution to multiple missing teeth, getting individual single tooth implants is not your only option.

What Are the Different Types of Dental Implants?

There are many different types of implants, including single implants, bridge implants, and All-on-4 implants. All of these implants replace teeth in a secure way so they act like real teeth and cannot be removed, unlike dentures.

What Are Single Teeth Implants?

This kind of implant replaces a single tooth. It's made of three parts: the implant, the abutment, and the artificial tooth, also known as a crown.

The implant is what goes into your jawbone and acts as the roots for the artificial tooth. The abutment connects the implant and artificial tooth, or crown, which is placed last after all the healing is completed.

A single tooth implant can replace any tooth in your mouth, but it only replaces one tooth at a time.

What Are Multiple Teeth Implants?

Multiple teeth implants can be accomplished through different choices and methods. Typically, multiple teeth implants will involve using dental implants to secure a home for a bridge of teeth. Two types of multiple teeth implants are bridge dental implants and All-on-4 dental implants.

What Are Bridge Dental Implants?

The old way to place bridges was that it used the natural teeth and cement supported them. The issue that came with this form of bridge was that the neighboring teeth had to be ground down so that the bridge could be attached. This can be problematic if the natural teeth shift or if the cement washes away, because then the bridge does not function properly.

Now, bridges are more like a single artificial tooth with an individual implant. For example, two implants (screws) might be made and then a bridge of three teeth can be secured. It's the covering for the implants when more than one tooth is missing. No grinding away is needed, and the implants encourage bone growth.

What Are All-On-4 Dental Implants?

A single implant can support more than one tooth. The best example of that is All-On-4 implants, which only takes four implants (screws) to replace an entire arch of teeth.

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What Are the Benefits of Multiple Teeth Implants?

With proper hygiene and care, implanted bridges and All-On-4 arches can last a lifetime. Like a single artificial tooth, they look natural and blend in seamlessly in your mouth. They also save you time and money compared to getting multiple individual implants.

Do Multiple Teeth Implants Look Like Your Natural Teeth?

Multiple teeth implants look natural and also improve your appearance because they stop bone loss and reduce damage to other teeth.

Can Multiple Teeth Implants Improve Speech?

Yes, multiple teeth implants improve speech and also promote the proper alignment of your jaw.

Are Multiple Teeth Implants Better Than Dentures?

Most people would agree that multiple teeth implants are better than dentures. They feel more natural than dentures and are more comfortable than dentures. They are much more durable than dentures. It is also easier to eat with multiple teeth implants than with dentures.

What Is the Process for Getting Multiple Teeth Implants?

Visit our office for a consultation to decide whether multiple implants are right for you. We will take photographs, impressions of your mouth, and x-rays. You'll speak with Dr. Omid and create a plan and timeline that works for your schedule.

We can also talk about sedation options if they are needed.

If you decide to get implants, the next appointment will involve using the latest technology to place the implants. For example, posterior implants are tilted during placement to ensure a secure fit into your bone. A temporary and comfortable bridge will be placed to allow your mouth and implants to heal.

Over the next few months, you'll come into our office to make sure everything is healing correctly. When you are all healed up, we will secure permanent crowns, and you'll have the smile you always wanted.

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What Do Multiple Teeth Implants Cost?

What you pay for your multiple teeth implants will depend on the type of implant, the number of teeth that need replacing, and your insurance coverages. Costs can run anywhere between $3,000 and $10,000, and up to $30,000 on the extreme high end. The team at See Me Smile Dental will go over all costs and payment options with you!

How Do I Properly Care for Multiple Teeth Implants?

Because multiple teeth implants are placed into your jawbone, you can treat them like the rest of your teeth. Make sure to brush your teeth twice a day, floss, and come in for regular check-ups.

Be aware that while you can't get cavities with artificial teeth, you can still develop gum disease. It's important to brush around the gum line to get rid of any harmful bacteria which can cause red, swollen gums and could potentially lead to bone loss around your implant.

It's best to use a soft bristle brush because they don't cause as much damage to the gum as a medium or hard bristle brush. You can still use an electric toothbrush as long as it has soft bristles.

There are some specially made brushes designed to help slide in between teeth if you are struggling to keep your implants clean.

By just doing that, you'll be able to keep your implants for a lifetime.

Meet Dr. Omid

Dr. Omid Barkhordar, DDS has earned his reputation as a leading family and cosmetic dentist in Santa Barbara, the Central Coast, and Southern California. He is committed to providing patients of all ages with compassionate care.

From general dentistry to advanced procedures, Dr. Omid uses innovative technology and gentle techniques to deliver safe and stress-free dental care so patients can enjoy a painless, healthy, and gorgeous smile.

Dr. Omid earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry in one of the best dental programs in the United States. His dedication to helping patients achieve their perfect smile has earned Dr. Omid the continued trust and recommendation of many clients.

No matter the age or needs of the patient, Dr. Omid is committed to helping you discover the benefits of a healthy, beautiful smile.

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