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Multiple Teeth Implants – Oklahoma City, OK

How to Fill the Gap in Your Smile

An older woman with missing teeth.

If you’ve taken the time to learn about tooth replacement before, you’ve likely only seen treatments that address the visible crown portion of your tooth. When you choose dental implants to replace teeth to the fullest, you’re getting a solution that is designed to be truly long-lasting and the most effective way to mimic natural teeth. Unlike traditional dental bridges, implant-retained varieties ensure that you receive a tooth replacement that stands the test of time. Call our office today to learn how Drs. Colin and Jon Holman can help you!

Traditional Options for Tooth Replacement

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When you need to replace missing teeth through traditional methods, your options are typically boiled down to three choices. This includes dental bridges, partial dentures, and full dentures. Each of these options comes with their own unique characteristics.

Dental bridge  - Replacing one to three consecutive teeth requires a restoration consisting of multiple crowns fused together. If you have neighboring healthy teeth, we can minimally modify them so they can effectively hold the restoration and bridge the gap in your smile. The crowns on either end of the bridge are hollowed out so they can securely fit to your existing healthy teeth.

Partial denture – To replace missing teeth on opposing sides of your mouth, we can create a more complex restoration containing a metal framework and multiple dental crowns. Partial dentures contain multiple hooks that wrap around healthy teeth, while the crowns inside the appliance fill the space left behind.

Full denture – If all of the teeth are missing in your mouth, a full denture can be customized to fit inside of your mouth exactly. The materials used to create your denture include acrylic and porcelain, ensuring that your future restoration looks natural once placed inside of your mouth.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

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If you decide on dental implants to replace your multiple missing teeth, keep in mind that you’ll need to allow several months of time for the implants to heal and integrate with your existing gum tissue. During the first phase of treatment, we’ll remove any teeth that may pose a problem to treatment, however, this step is not always necessary. After capturing detailed impressions of your mouth, we’ll be able to determine the best placement of your implants.

Once we’ve fully planned your treatment, we’ll schedule you for surgery on a separate date. Here, an oral surgeon will place the implants inside of your jaw, then close the gum tissue so they can effectively heal. Once your gum tissue has healed and your bone tissue has formed around the implant, we’ll be able to place an implant-retained bridge, partial denture, or full denture.

The Notable Benefits of Choosing Implants

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When you choose dental implants to replace teeth, especially multiple teeth, you can expect many benefits that you won’t find with traditional tooth replacements. This includes:

  • Optimal comfort and reliable stability (thanks to the root structure being restored)
  • The chance to protect your remaining teeth (no modifications to existing tooth enamel are required)
  • Improved jawbone stimulation, which increases biting strength
  • Less maintenance compared to dentures or dental bridges
  • Long-lasting reliability (dental implants typically last 30 years to a lifetime after placement)

Dr. Holman made me feel very comfortable and went out of his way to make sure I had a pain-free experience.

- Joshua

833 Southwest 119th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73170 USA
Dr. Colin Holman Oklahoma City OK dentist (405) 735-6600 (405) 735-6674