Dental implants are a great option for treatment for patients with multiple missing teeth. Multiple implants are able to support fixed bridgework or multiple implants with crowns for a greater amount of missing teeth.
To replace the whole jaw of teeth, a minimum number from, usually from between 4 to 8 implants, is needed. Dental implant treatment for missing teeth is able to replace not only your natural teeth but also the roots.
The advantages of dental implants for multiple missing teeth
There are several advantages in using dental implants for multiple missing teeth over alternative tooth replacement options. Such treatment not only replicates the look of natural teeth but also their functionality. Different replacement options, including fixed bridges and removable partial dentures, need support from the neighbouring teeth, which has a negative impact on their health. With dental implants, there is no burden placed on adjacent teeth to create support, thus preserving the integrity of the entire set of teeth, and this is one of the most important benefit of such treatment.
Dental implants not only replace the tooth itself but the root, helping preserve bone health, whereas partial dentures or bridges causes the bone surrounding the tooth to deteriorate. Replacing multiple missing teeth with dental implants, which are integrated with the jawbone helps to maintain a healthy bone and healthy teeth.
Dental implants give the most satisfying aesthetic and functional results in the long term. Partial dentures and fixed bridges, on the other hand cause bone and gums to recede , which left unattended might cause a “collapsed“ mouth. Furthermore, bridges are held in place by special cement, which may wash out, allowing the teeth to decay. Additionally, partial dentures are often less comfortable and may prevent the comsumption of certain foods, leading to social embarrassment.
Multiple implant placement
Dental implants are inserted into the jaw, and temporary crowns attached. After an established period of time, usually from 2 to 6 months, the implants become fused with the bone, and permanent crowns are then fixed in place.
There are also one-stage dental implant options in which crowns are inserted onto the implants just after the implant is placed. Whichever option, either the standard two-stage system or the one-stage system, is more suited for particular patients should be discussed with the dentist.
Having multiple missing teeth replacements with dental implants will significantly improve the quality of life of any patient with such problems. Dental implants restores ones ability to act naturally, smile, laugh and eat without risk of embarrassment. A healthy smile means getting your confidence back.