Double Tooth Implant
There are a number of different dental systems available for patients who are missing one or multiple teeth. Of all the different treatment options available, dental implants are the most recommended, because they provide the most strength and stability, look natural, and do not have many of the issues commonly attributed to conventional dentures, such as frequent slipping, looking fake, or causing sores to develop on the gums.
Due to advancements in dental technology, it is now possible for one dental implant to support multiple replacement crowns. In fact, it is now possible to replace a full arch of teeth using just a few strategically placed dental implants. If you are missing multiple teeth and would like to learn more about the double or multiple tooth implant procedure, please refer to the following.
Am I a Candidate for a Double Tooth Implant?
While the traditional approach for placing dental implants has involved placing one single implant to support each replacement tooth, advancements in dental technology now allow for multiple permanent dentures to be secured using just one implant. Supporting two or more replacement teeth using just one implant is especially helpful for patients whose jawbones do not have the required amount of mass to support multiple implants, or for patients who have inconsistent jawbone mass.
To determine whether you are a candidate for a double tooth implant, it will be necessary to identify if you have any of the following issues, which will need to be addressed before dental implants can be placed.
Gum disease: If gum disease is present, it will be important to correct this issue before your double tooth implant is placed.
General health: While double tooth implants are a viable treatment option for many patients, certain underlying health conditions may preclude you from receiving this treatment.
Health of your jawbone: Once a tooth or multiple teeth have been missing for some time, the jawbone will begin to deteriorate. If enough deterioration has occurred, you may need to first have a bone graft placed in order to provide enough support for your double tooth implant.
Double Tooth Implant Procedural Steps
If your periodontist determines that you are a good candidate for a double tooth implant, the procedure will begin with administration of a local anesthetic and dental sedation, if needed. Next, they will drill a small hole into your jawbone into which the titanium implants, which look like cylinders or screws, will be placed. Over the next several months, these implants will fuse with your jawbone. During this time, you will be given temporary teeth to wear over the implant sites. Once the process of fusing with your jawbone is complete, your implants will then be uncovered, and extensions attached. Finally, the process will be completed with the attachment of your replacement teeth onto the implants with an abutment. Once this is done and your periodontist has tested it for fit and feel, the double tooth implant procedure will be complete, and you can begin to enjoy your bright new smile!
Schedule an Appointment
If you have any additional questions about the double tooth dental implant process, contact your periodontist today. They can provide you with additional information about the double tooth dental implant process and address any additional concerns you may have.