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When multiple teeth replacement is needed, dental implants with individual crowns or an implant-supported fixed bridge can provide a level of fit, comfort, and functionality that cannot be achieved with other treatment options. Implant-supported bridges replace missing teeth without support from (and damage to) the adjacent teeth. For missing or failing teeth, dental implants can provide the most effective, natural, and long-term teeth replacement solution.

Our cosmetic dentists, Niloufar Molayem, D.D.S. and Dr. Eric Cho offer multiple teeth replacement with dental implants in a Pasadena dental practice focused on conservative, integrated treatment. Practicing within the recommendations of the American Dental Association, Dr. Molayem and Dr. Cho are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care in a safe and friendly environment.

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How Multiple Teeth Are Replaced with Implants

When several teeth are missing or failing, implants can be used in one of two ways to replace them, depending on the number of lost teeth and their location. Each individual tooth can be replaced with a dental implant and a porcelain crown, or dental implants can be used to support a porcelain bridge. As an example, two implants may be placed to hold a three-tooth bridge, or three implants to hold a five-tooth bridge.

Replacing multiple teeth with implants is a two-phase procedure with up to several months between the phases. In the first phase, the implant (a titanium post) is surgically placed in the jaw and left in place for 6 to 12 weeks while healing occurs and the implant bonds with the bone. Temporary teeth replacements can be worn over the implant sites during this healing period. In the second phase of the procedure, abutments (connector posts) are attached to the implants, and replacement teeth – crowns or bridges – are attached to the abutments, restoring your smile and your ability to chew and speak properly.

Benefits of Dental Implants for Multiple Teeth Replacement

Whether individual teeth are replaced with implants and crowns, or implants are used to support a porcelain bridge, dental implants have a number of advantages over other multiple teeth replacement options.

  • Dental implants help prevent bone deterioration.
  • Replacement teeth are stable and comfortable and function like natural teeth.
  • Replacement teeth provide support to preserve facial structure.
  • Normal biting and chewing capacity are restored.
  • You can eat whatever you like, whenever you like – even corn on the cob or apples.
  • Teeth adjacent to the missing teeth are preserved.
  • Dental implants are a durable, long-term solution that can last for many years.
Multiple Dental Implants Pasadena

Replacing multiple teeth with implants is a far superior solution to removable partial dentures or a multiple tooth-supported fixed bridge, both of which can compromise the surrounding teeth and lead to bone loss and periodontal disease. Implants provide a stable, long-term solution with significant oral health and cosmetic benefits and replacement teeth that fit, feel, and function like natural teeth. If you have several missing or failing teeth, schedule a consultation with Niloufar Molayem, D.D.S. or Dr. Eric Cho to discuss multiple teeth replacement with dental implants.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

May 2020

Dear Valued Patient:

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

  • All patients must wear a mask when entering the office.
  • Anyone accompanying you will be asked to wait in their vehicle.
  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
  • Upon arrival at your appointment your temperature will be taken for the safety of all staff and patients.
  • Prior to receiving treatment you will be asked to rinse with an antimicrobial for a minimum of 30 seconds
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
  • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
  • UV Air purifiers have been placed throughout the office.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time, so we ask that you do your best to be on time.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at (626)798-7834 or visit our website at pasadenasmilecenter@yahoo.com.

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.

 

Sincerely, Niloufar Molayem, D.D.S. & Team

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