Our Leading Multiple Missing Teeth Solutions
When more than one tooth is missing in your mouth, it can affect you in a variety of ways. These can include loss of function, compromised aesthetics and ongoing bone loss.
Comprehensive treatment planning is essential since so many factors need to be considered when dealing with multiple missing teeth. If you have been referred to us, we can work in collaboration with your restorative dentist or our specialist to ensure that you get the best possible outcome.
Dental implants are used to support and anchor teeth in a variety of ways. They can either support a single tooth or multiple chewing teeth restoring bite, function and aesthetics.
Multiple missing teeth can be restored with a corresponding single implant. If, for example, you have three missing teeth in different places, we can use three implants to restore these spaces. We do not have to involve the neighbouring teeth with any restorative procedures. It makes implant treatment more conservative than conventional bridge treatment.
When two or more teeth are missing, they can be supported by a single implant or two implants either side of the gap. The treatment is similar to conventional bridges except rather than your own teeth supporting the missing teeth, two implants are used to support the missing teeth.
You can have a whole arch or section of your mouth restored using only two implants. This is the technique behind the All-on-4 treatment, whereby an entire arch of teeth is anchored on only four dental implants.
In cases where there are no teeth, implants can be used to secure a denture to the mouth. This is great in situations that are deemed inappropriate for fixed bridgework.
Traditionally, dentures are notorious for causing discomfort, being unretentive and loose. This can lead to embarrassing situations socially and soreness in the mouth.
Now, specially-designed abutments can be used to secure (to varying degrees) a denture to the mouth, making it more retentive and stable than when no implants are used. In this way, the implant is used for anchorage of the acrylic denture.
There can be a range of techniques used to secure a denture to the implant. This can be via small locator copings (as used in over-dentures) or larger abutment copings where the denture connects more retentively over the implants. Retention bars and telescoping attachments are also used depending on the situation.
Regardless of which technique is used, the correct treatment plan must be designed that takes into consideration the most conservative and optimal strategy that is also the most cost-effective. Our specialist discusses all your options with you to create the best way forward for you.
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Al-FaPerio offers leading dental implant treatments at our London implant clinic. We carefully plan your treatment to give you fantastic results for your oral health and appearance of your smile.
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