Dr. Pham received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas School of Dentistry, Houston in 1998. She is a member of ADA (American Dental Association), Greater Houston Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Consider Having Multiple Dental Implants for Missing Adjacent Teeth

Many people suffer from nutritional, social and psychological problems when they don't get missing teeth properly treated. Whenever you have adjacent teeth missing, investing in multiple dental implants may be the solution you need. There are actually a number of options available when you do need to replace multiple missing teeth.

Out of all these options, the implant-supported bridge is the treatment most periodontologists recommended for patients who have several teeth missing.

The Problem with Missing Teeth

Missing teeth can affect your speech, your bite and the quality of foods you eat on a daily basis. Researchers found that patients who fail to replace missing teeth can actually suffer up to 25 percent bone loss in their jaw within the first year.

Fortunately, all these problems can be mitigated when you opt to have dental implants in place of a missing tooth or teeth.


The permanent treatments for replacing several teeth involve investing in crowns, bridges or implants. Unlike dentures and removable partial dentures, dental implants and fixed bridges are designed to be permanent inside your mouth. The fixed bridge treatment involves drilling down the adjacent teeth, and is often recommended for patients who aren't suitable for dental implants.

Implants Supporting Crowns and Bridges

Dental implants work well if you already have crowns or a bridge. The new implant can serve as a foundation that provides additional support to the bridge or crowns already in place. These implants help add support to existing bridge work, dentures and individual teeth without damaging the healthy teeth.

When properly cared for, your implants can be a comfortable, more attractive replacement that last you a lifetime. Thus, if you want a permanent and more stable treatment for your missing teeth, choose dental implants over temporary crowns or dentures.



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