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Multiple Missing Teeth - Aiken, SC

Replace the Gap in Your Smile

Understand All Your Options

At one time, multiple missing teeth meant you could either choose a removable partial denture or a dental bridge supported by existing healthy teeth. Dentures are a widely accepted solution, but they can’t return full dental function and are also prone to falling out. Bridges eliminate gaps left by missing teeth, but they need adjacent teeth to be healthy to remain in place. Fortunately, we now have a superior solution that can both fully restore your tooth function and esthetics and keep your jawbone and neighboring teeth healthy long-term.

Implant supported bridges have recently become a popular choice for patients missing several teeth. While standard dental bridges require you to have adjacent teeth filed down, dental implant bridges are permanently kept securely in place by implant posts inserted in your jawbone. These implants replace your natural tooth roots and don’t impact adjacent teeth, giving you better overall benefits, including preserving the health of your jawbone. In a single appointment, our skilled and experienced team can place your dental implants in Aiken, SC, restore them in-house, and have you leave our office with a beautiful, healthy smile! Bela Family Dentistry has transformed the lives of countless patients who are in your exact situation. Let us do the same for you!

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Comparing Your Teeth Replacement Options

Removable Partial Dentures

Fixed Dental Bridge

Implant Supported Bridge

Three Steps to a Complete Smile

Step 1: Consultation
During a customized one-hour consultation we will discuss your tooth replacement options and if you’re a candidate for dental implants. You’ll receive a dental health evaluation and we’ll be sure to discuss your personal smile goals. Most patients with multiple missing teeth do qualify for dental implants. Other treatments, like bone grafting, may be necessary before implants can be placed. Using low-radiation cone beam CT technology, we’ll take 3D images of your mouth and create a personalized treatment plan for you. Certain medical conditions may complicate your surgery, so we’ll review your medical history at this time as well.
Step 2: Implant Placement
When it’s time for your dental implant surgery, we’ll begin by making you comfortable with a customized level of sedation. This depends upon the complexity of your procedure and your level of dental anxiety. We have multiple options to keep you relaxed and pain-free, including IV sedation so you can even sleep through your whole procedure. Before we begin placing the implants, we’ll also perform any tooth extractions you need and any bone grafting to restore lost jawbone. We’re often able to do these the same day as your implant surgery, and we’ll do all we can to make this happen for you. In some instances, however, the treatment site may need to recover up to four months before implants can be placed to ensure the best results.

For the surgery itself, we will carefully insert the most beneficial number of durable implant posts into your jaw. During this process we consider multiple factors, including the condition of your jawbone, nerve positioning, and the overall esthetics of your final set of teeth. We use high-quality implants from industry-leading manufacturers like Nobel Biocare and BioHorizons and will recommend a brand based on your specific goals and needs. After placement, we’re generally able to attach a temporary dental implant bridge before allowing you time to fully heal. In this case, you’ll be able to leave our Aiken, SC office the same day of surgery with attractive, functional teeth that will allow you to experience a normal life again!
Step 3: Restoration
You’ll generally need up to six months to heal with your temporary bridge before we place your customized permanent bridge. During that time, your implants will be slowly—and permanently—fusing with your jawbone. Meanwhile, you’ll still have a complete smile, and can speak clearly, eat most foods, and complete other daily activities without discomfort or worry. We’ll also provide follow-up care during this time to make sure you’re healing properly. When you’re fully recovered, we’ll bring you in to place your final implant supported bridge. This involves removing the temporary bridge and attaching the final bridge firmly to the implant posts. We’ll make sure it fits snugly, and securely, and that you love the way your teeth look before sending you on your way!

How We Make Your Ideal Smile Affordable

Have you been wondering what this life-changing option will cost? You’re not alone. The price of implant supported bridges depends upon many factors, including your current oral health and any treatments you might need before, during, or after surgery. Remember, dental implants in Aiken, SC provide the most permanent and natural-looking replacement for teeth today. It’s equally as important to remember that not replacing your missing teeth can compromise the health of other teeth, bone, and gums (and lead to additional expensive procedures in the future).

We want you to enjoy a confident, social life that a complete set of healthy teeth can provide. Because of this, we provide flexible financing options so your new smile will be within your budget. Ask us for details today! Insurance coverage varies for dental implants, so you’ll have to contact your carrier for specific details. We’ll help you maximize your benefits and file claims on your behalf. We’ll work with you to get you where you want to be!

Are implant supported bridges your solution? Find out!

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