Wedgewood Dental

Multiple Dental Implants

Multiple Dental Implants

Multiple dental implants involve the placement of two or more implants in the jawbone to support prosthetic teeth for replacing multiple missing teeth or stabilizing dentures. This approach provides several significant benefits, including improved stability and functionality compared to traditional removable prosthetics, preservation of jawbone integrity through stimulation, and restoration of a natural-looking smile, enhancing aesthetics and self-confidence. Multiple dental implants offer a long-term solution for tooth loss, promoting oral health and overall well-being. 

Who Can Benefit from Multiple Dental Implants? 

Individuals with Multiple Missing Teeth 

Multiple dental implants are ideal for individuals who have lost several teeth due to decay, trauma, or other dental issues. They offer a comprehensive solution for restoring oral function and aesthetics, whether the teeth are adjacent or spread across the arch. 

Those with Significant Tooth Decay or Damage 

Individuals with extensive tooth decay, damage, or compromised dental health may require multiple dental implants to replace numerous teeth effectively. This approach allows restoring a healthy, functional smile while addressing underlying dental issues. 

Patients with Failed Dental Work 

Patients who have experienced failure or dissatisfaction with previous dental work, such as bridges or dentures, may benefit from multiple dental implants. Implant-supported prosthetics offer superior stability, comfort, and longevity compared to traditional removable options. 

Individuals Seeking Long-Term Solutions 

Multiple dental implants offer an excellent option for individuals seeking a permanent and reliable solution for tooth loss. Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance, providing long-term oral health benefits and peace of mind. Contact us today! 

Those Wanting to Preserve Jawbone Health 

Tooth loss can lead to bone loss in the jaw, affecting facial contours and oral health. Multiple dental implants help preserve jawbone integrity by stimulating bone growth and preventing further deterioration, promoting a youthful facial appearance and maintaining oral function. 

Patients with Denture Discomfort or Instability 

Individuals experiencing discomfort, instability, or dissatisfaction with removable denturesmay find relief with multiple dental implants. Implant-supported dentures offer superior stability and function, allowing for confident eating, speaking, and smiling without worrying about denture movement or slippage. 

Candidates for Full Mouth Reconstruction 

Patients in need of extensive dental rehabilitation due to trauma, congenital conditions, or severe dental problems may benefit from full mouth reconstruction with multiple dental implants. This comprehensive approach restores oral health, function, and aesthetics, transforming smiles and lives. 

The Procedure of Multiple Dental Implants

Before the Procedure 

  • The process begins with an initial consultation with our dentist at Wedgewood Dental. During this visit, the dentist will assess your oral health, discuss your treatment goals, and determine if you are a suitable candidate for multiple dental implants. Diagnostic imaging such as X-rays or CT scans may be taken to evaluate bone density and determine the optimal placement of the implants. 
  • Based on the initial evaluation results, the dentist will develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and preferences. The plan will outline the number and placement of implants and any additional procedures, such as bone grafting or sinus augmentation, that may be necessary to ensure successful implant placement. 

During the Procedure 

  • On the day of the procedure, the dentist in Salem, MO, will administer local anesthesia to numb the treatment area and ensure your comfort throughout the process. Using surgical precision, the dentist will place the dental implants directly into the jawbone at predetermined locations. The number of implants placed will depend on the extent of tooth loss and the treatment plan developed during the initial consultation. 
  • After implant placement, a healing period is necessary to allow the implants to osseointegrate fully with the jawbone. This process typically takes several months and is crucial for ensuring the stability and longevity of the implants. During the healing period, temporary restorations may be placed to maintain function and aesthetics while the implants heal. 

After the Procedure 

  • Once osseointegration is complete, the next step is to place abutments on top of the dental implants. Abutments are small connectors that serve as attachment points for the final prosthetic teeth. 
  • After the abutments are in place, impressions of your mouth are taken to create custom-made crowns, bridges, or dentures that will be attached to the implants. These restorations are designed to match your natural teeth' size, shape, and color for a seamless appearance. 
  • Once the final restorations are fabricated, they are securely attached to the abutments, completing the dental implant procedure. The result is a functional, natural-looking smile that restores your ability to eat, speak, and smile confidently. 

Maintaining Oral Health with Multiple Dental Implants 

  • Brush teeth at least twice daily with a soft-bristle toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. 
  • Floss daily to remove plaque and debris from between teeth and around implants. 
  • Use an antimicrobial mouthwash to help reduce bacteria and maintain gum health. 
  • Schedule routine dental visits every six months for professional cleanings and examinations. 
  • Dentists can monitor the health of your implants, gums, and surrounding teeth and address any issues early. 
  • Smoking and tobacco use can increase the risk of implant failure and gum disease. 
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco products to improve the long-term success of your dental implants and overall oral health. 
  • Eat a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains to support oral and overall health. 
  • Limit sugary foods and beverages, which can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. 
  • Wear a mouthguard during sports or activities that pose a risk of dental injury. 
  • Avoid chewing on hard objects such as ice, pens, or fingernails to prevent damage to your natural teeth and implants. 

Multiple dental implants offer a comprehensive solution for fixing many dental issues, from multiple missing teeth to jawbone deterioration and facial aesthetics. If you're considering various dental implants, visit Wedgewood Dental at 713 Salem Avenue Suite A, Rolla, MO 65401, or 1116 S. Main Street, Salem, MO 65560, to explore your options and embark on a journey towards a healthy, beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime. You can schedule an appointment online or call us at (573) 368-7325 or (573) 729-7701. 


713 Salem Avenue Suite A, Rolla MO 65401

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Phone: (573) 368-7325


1116 S. Main Street, Salem MO 65560

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SAT - SUN Closed

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Phone: (573) 729-7701