Dr. Brenda Paulen is a dedicated dentist that offers comprehensive solutions for patients with missing teeth in Sandy Springs, GA. If you are missing multiple teeth, she offers traditional methods such as dental bridges and dentures but recommends using multiple dental implants to secure the restoration.
Dr. Paulen has attended many continuing education courses including courses on implant restorations. Multiple dental implants offer a stable base to make your denture or bridge more durable than traditional methods.
How many dental implants will I need?
The number of dental implants you will need depends on the available bone and the location and number of missing teeth you have. Every dental implant patient will have a personalized treatment plan based on their unique circumstances. At your consultation, Dr. Paulen will evaluate your gums and teeth and may need further diagnostics to look at your jaw bone.
The least number of teeth implants will be used to secure the dental restoration and ensure bone loss and gum recession is prevented. For a dental bridge, two to three implants may be used and for a denture, up to eight implants per row of teeth may be used.
Implant-Supported Fixed Bridge
If you are missing several consecutive teeth, Dr. Paulen will use two or three implants to securely attach a dental bridge. A custom dental bridge will be fabricated to blend in naturally with the rest of your smile. The two crowns on both ends of the bridge will be secured to the teeth implants. With this option, the surrounding teeth will not be ground down and the implant posts will act as replacement tooth roots preventing bone loss in the jaw.
If you are missing all or most of a row of teeth, Dr. Paulen will replace them with a full or partial denture. Anywhere from two, up to eight dental implants will be used to secure the denture. The dental prosthesis will be custom-made to fit comfortably in your mouth and look very natural. An implant-supported denture offers more advantages compared to a traditional, removable denture. They allow patients to speak, bite into food, and chew better. They look, feel, and function similar to natural teeth.
All on Four Dental Implants
Dr. Paulen offers the all-on-four dental implants process in Sandy Springs, GA. This advanced method allows her to immediately load the denture onto the implants after they have been implanted. High-resolution digital scans and imagery are used to ensure precise placement. It allows your dentist to utilize the available bone making this method possible for patients who suffer from bone loss.
Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation
To learn more about the benefits of multiple dental implants and the options available to you, contact Proud Smiles Dental in Sandy Springs, GA today for a consultation. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Paulen by contacting our office at (470) 239-6422 or use our online appointment request form. No matter how you lost your teeth, whether it’s from an accident, trauma to the mouth, or disease, multiple dental implants are the best solution available for your health.
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