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Multiple Missing Teeth – Los Angeles, CA

Eliminating Gaps and Improving Smiles

Are you tired of looking at the gaps in your smile? When multiple teeth are missing, this can not only negatively impact the way you look, but it can also deal a great blow to your self-esteem and overall functionality. Eating and speaking become more difficult, and you might find yourself simply wanting to hide from social interaction. Instead of believing there are no options, it’s time to consider how Westside Dental Associates can help with an implant-retained bridge in Los Angeles. By surgically placing two dental implants on either side of the gap, you can watch your smile transform into a beautiful work of art that lasts decades or longer. To find out how you can get started or to learn if you’re a qualified candidate, contact our office today.

Two Consecutive Missing Teeth

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One missing tooth is bad enough, but when two teeth are missing, this can become a serious problem with regard to functionality and negatively impacting your oral health. At Westside Dental Associates, we can use one dental implant to serve as the anchor for two dental crowns that will be fused together to complete your smile.

Three or More Consecutive Missing Teeth

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Patients who are missing three or more consecutive teeth can find hope with dental implants in Los Angeles. In the past, a traditional bridge would require altering natural, healthy teeth that exist on either side of the gap, using them as anchors for the prosthetic. Fortunately, by placing two dental implants into the two outer sockets, we can create a customized dental bridge that fuses three or more crowns together and blends in seamlessly with the rest of your smile.

Multiple Missing Teeth Throughout an Arch

Three or more missing teeth and two dental implants

If you have missing teeth that are not sitting next to each other, we can provide you with an implant-retained partial denture. Made to look like a puzzle piece, the only difference between a traditional partial and one that consists of implants is that the former uses clasps or clips to hold it in place. An implant-retained partial denture is secured into place after the implants are surgically placed into the jawbone.

Benefits of Implant-Retained Bridges or Partial Dentures

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Dental implants are considered to be one of the most superior and versatile treatment methods for missing teeth. Some of the benefits associated with an implant-retained bridge or partial denture include:

  • Greater functionality when eating, speaking, or chewing
  • Improved oral health because of the implant’s ability to stimulate the jawbone
  • Healthy teeth remain untouched
  • A restoration that can last decades or longer
  • A stronger bite force

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