Patients missing multiple teeth can benefit from replacing them with dental implants. Depending on the location of the missing teeth, single implants or an implant supported bridge can be used to successfully replace missing teeth. Multiple tooth implants provide patients with long-term oral health benefits. Missing teeth can compromise the integrity of your smile and should be replaced as soon as possible.
Dr. Harper and Dr. Anderson offer multiple tooth dental implants all under one roof from the comfort of our Newport News, VA dentist office. Our dental implant team can handle all aspects of your implant procedure for seamless and predictable results. Our highly trained and experienced implant team work together to provide our patients with full-service implant treatments without the hassle of additional specialists. Our dental care team maintains strong personal relationships with high-quality dental labs and use the most advanced materials and techniques.
A dental bridge or dental crown will be custom designed to match adjacent teeth. The implant secured dental restoration will be practically indistinguishable from the patient’s natural smile. The dental implants will be strategically placed to anchor the restoration in place. The dental implant will help support the bone and gum tissue. Dental implants support long-term oral health and functional bite. For patients missing a full arch of teeth, we also offer dental implant secured dentures.
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Can I have multiple teeth replaced with dental implants?
Yes. Depending on where your missing teeth are, dental implants can be used singularly or to retain a bridge. Dental implants are the most natural and comfortable way to replace multiple missing teeth. Dr. Harper and Dr. Anderson provide personalized treatment planning to determine which implant procedure will best benefit the patient.
How long does it take to recover from a dental implant surgery?
Typically it takes about 2-3 months to fully heal from the surgical placement of the dental implants. During this time the dental implant will fuse with the bone creating a durable and lasting bond with the jaw bone. Most patients will be fitted with a temporary restoration while their implant heals. Once the implant has stabilized, Dr. Harper will custom design a final restoration for a natural and beautiful aesthetic outcome.
How long will my dental implant secured bridge last?
Dental implant secured dental restorations can last for many years with good oral hygiene. Dr. Harper recommends that patients with dental implants visit the dentist at least twice a year. Twice daily brushing and flossing are also essential for keeping your implant healthy and stable.
our dental implant team
Dr. William Harper
Dr. William Harper has been working with implants for 17 years and has experience with many different types of implant systems. He uses dental implants to help patients replace missing single teeth, both front and back teeth. He also uses implants to replace multiple missing teeth, including implant-supported bridges, implant-assisted dentures, implant-supported dentures, and “All on 4”, “All on Four”, and “Teeth in a Day” implant solutions. His extensive background in smile design, anterior porcelain veneers, crowns, and occlusion (bite forces, and properly spreading out bite forces) allows him to predictably reconstruct natural-looking smiles and chewing ability. He often is called upon to help rescue or correct previous implant problems. His practice is very much a “problem solving” type of practice, and while he does spend some of his time on typical fillings and simple crowns, he spends more time coming up with solutions to help patients keep their functional and esthetic health for rest of their life. Dr. Harper would prefer to find solutions early, rather than dealing with the problems created by “botched” treatments done haphazardly and without proper experience and training. Some of the problems that Dr. Harper has solved are shown below. (or HERE)
Dr. Harper, our restorative dentist, is a member of the Academy of Osseointegration which is the premier international association for professionals involved in implant dentistry. He is also a member of the Advanced Dental Implant Study Club (ADISC). The ADISC is led by Dr. Robert Faulkner, a renowned expert in the world of implant dentistry., Dr. Faulkner is the director of The Ohio Center for Osseointegration and Restorative Dentistry and co-authored the textbook “Fundamentals of Implant Prosthodontics”, which is the most widely used textbook in dental schools today. The select group includes surgeons, master dental technicians, and highly educated restorative dentists, such as Dr. Harper. They review and discuss challenging cases, new research, and new technology surrounding dental implants. In addition, Dr. Harper is a member of the Spear Faculty Club, a Sustaining Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and has earned his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Jennifer Anderson
Dr. Jennifer Anderson, our implant surgeon, is a Board Certified Diplomate of The American Board of Periodontology. She earned her Certificate in Periodontics from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, which is consistently regarded as one of the top programs in the country. She has focused a lot of her time on five different implant systems, guided implant surgeries (using digital technology to evaluate exact bone quality and quantity for best implant placement), and has gained valuable experience in bone and sinus augmentation procedures that are necessary for implant success.
She served as the Periodontics Head at Marine Corps Base Camp Kinser in Okinawa, Japan, and served as the Staff Periodontist at Naval Dental Center Sewell’s Point in Norfolk, Virginia. Like Dr. Harper, she is a member of the Academy of Osseointegration.