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Multiple Teeth Replacement in Houston, TX

If you are missing one or more teeth, you may experience difficulty eating and speaking, and you may feel inclined to hide your smile around others. At Alfi Oral, Dental Implant & Facial Surgery, we offer long-term solutions for missing teeth to help you regain functionality and confidence in your smile again.

Contact our office in Houston, TX, to schedule an appointment with our oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Alfi. We will talk about your smile goals, examine your oral health, and determine the right treatment to restore your teeth.

Dental Implants Compared to a Dental Bridge

Pros and Cons of Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are a type of tooth restoration that replaces missing teeth that are next to each other in the dental arch. To place the bridge, your dentist will shave down your healthy teeth on either end of the gap, then place crowns over them to support the replacement teeth in between. A bridge may also consist of a metal framework that is cemented to your existing teeth.

Bridges cause additional strain on your healthy teeth because they rely on them for support. Although a dental bridge is often cheaper upfront, they require replacements every few years and do not prevent jaw bone atrophy that is caused by tooth loss, which may lead to costly bone repair treatment down the road.

Removable partial dentures are another non-invasive tooth replacement option. Like dental bridges, dentures do not prevent bone loss and can cause excessive wear on your existing teeth.

Pros and Cons of Dental Implants

Dental implants replace one or more teeth and are the only tooth replacement option that is surgically inserted into the jaw bone. They are designed to replicate the entire structure of natural teeth, including tooth roots, to fully restore health and functionality to your smile.

Because they fuse with the jaw bone, dental implants stimulate the jaw to keep it healthy. A strong jaw and healthy gums are essential for preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Implants are self-supportive and do not rely on adjacent teeth for support, unlike fixed bridges. Dental implant treatment is highly customizable. You can replace a single tooth or multiple missing teeth with dental implants, or restore your entire smile through full-arch restoration.

Some patients may not qualify for dental implants if there is not enough jaw bone to support the implant. In many cases, we can use bone grafts to rebuild the jaw bone and create a healthy foundation for dental implants.

Replace Multiple Missing Teeth With Dental Implants

Dental implants are a versatile treatment, and Dr. Alfi will design a custom care plan for your restorative needs. There are several teeth replacement options to consider:

  • Implant-Supported Bridge. One implant can typically support up to three replacement teeth. If you are missing multiple teeth next to each other, we can insert an implant-supported bridge, which provides you with all the health benefits of dental implants and replaces the missing teeth.
  • Multiple Tooth Implants. If you are missing teeth in different places throughout your mouth, we can insert multiple dental implants anywhere you need a new tooth.
  • Full-Arch Restoration. By using as few as four dental implants, we can replace an entire arch of teeth with a fixed and functional prosthesis.

During your first visit, we will explore your tooth replacement options and help you find the right option for your needs.

Multiple Tooth Replacement in Houston, TX

Dr. Alfi uses state-of-the-art 3D imaging and treatment planning technology to achieve superior oral surgery outcomes. If you are ready to begin your journey to a healthier smile with dental implants, contact us to see how dental implants can restore your smile. Our office is located in the Texas Medical Center in the heart of Houston, TX.

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We are dedicated to serving our patients and community with a higher level of expertise and better clinical outcomes. Experience the difference at Alfi Oral, Dental Implant & Facial Surgery with a team of compassionate experts you can trust.