Multiple Implants for Missing Teeth
Patients we attend to, who have lost more than one tooth, often resort to wearing partial dentures.
Treating Multiple Missing Teeth
Common issues associated with this include mouth discomfort and increased difficulty in eating or speaking. If you wear dentures, did you know that you might be restricted to soft foods for the rest of your life? Loose dentures not only impact your overall quality of life but can also lead to serious oral health issues and complications, with consequences extending to physiological and psychological realms.
As experts in restorative and implant dentistry, Egham Dental Care advocates for dental implants as a solution to restore the mouth to a healthier state and enhance functionality. To explore all available options, contact us at 01784 472444
Advances in Dentistry
Dental implants offer a seamless replacement for multiple missing teeth, utilizing a single implant to connect teeth. The robust titanium implant screws can support a bridge spanning up to four teeth in a row. This procedure is a durable, long-lasting solution requiring minimal maintenance, as highlighted in the All-on-Four technique. Depending on jawbone mass, implants can be placed on the same day or over a few months. See the benefits of implants that replicate the look, feel, and function of natural teeth, with a short healing period for the titanium screw to fuse with the jawbone. Click here for costs
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Ignoring Gaps in the Mouth
Neglecting gaps left by multiple missing teeth can lead to various oral health issues. Jawbone recession, resulting in a sunken appearance, and the rapid onset of gum disease are among the concerns. Unresolved gaps can have broader implications.
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Comprehensive Treatment Planning is Critically Important
Proper planning is paramount when replacing multiple teeth, considering factors such as a harmonious bite and structural integrity. A comprehensive assessment and detailed treatment planning ensure the longevity of implant treatment. Collaborating with referring dentists ensures a result that is both aesthetic and functional. To book a consultation, call 01784 472444
We Work With Your Dentist
Egham Dental Care collaborates seamlessly with your current dental practice, often handling cosmetic and restorative work beyond their scope. For implant treatments, patients are directed back to their dentist for vital aspects of the procedure. This collaborative approach, especially during treatment planning, ensures a thorough understanding of treatment goals by both the dentist and implantologist.
Single dental implants supporting individual crowns are recommended for missing teeth in different parts of the mouth, preserving neighboring teeth from excessive burden. This method is suitable when adjacent teeth are unsuitable for traditional dental bridges.
Implant-Supported Dentures: A Stable Solution
When the jaw lacks natural teeth, opting for dentures may seem like the sole choice. However, the ongoing loss of bone can lead to a common predicament – loose dentures.
This instability introduces discomfort, with dentures causing sore spots and awkward instances where they may shift or drop during speech or chewing.
Traditional dentures rely on the gums, remaining teeth, and facial muscles for stability. While effective initially, they may become less predictable and more unstable over time. Click here for the differences between dentures and implants
Many patients transition from dentures to implants, seeking relief from the challenges posed by the repercussions of tooth loss. Explore the advantages of this transformative solution. Learn More
Advanced Solutions: Implant-Supported Bridges
For those with multiple missing teeth adjacent to each other, an implant-retained bridge emerges as an excellent remedy.
Implant-supported bridges become the preferred option when the natural teeth flanking the gap lack the strength required for supporting a traditional dental bridge.
By utilizing two or more implants, a bridge can be securely anchored, providing stability and support for multiple artificial teeth.
Crafted from a metal alloy framework combined with porcelain, the bridge ensures a balance of strength and aesthetic appeal.
In a parallel vein, the revolutionary all-on-4 technique comes into play when no natural teeth are present. This innovative approach involves affixing a fixed prosthesis onto four strategically positioned implants within the jawbone.
Opting for this treatment allows patients to enjoy the use of their new teeth within typically 24 hours post-surgery, eliminating the need for an extended wait for osseointegration.
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Dental Implant Expenses
The cost of a dental implant is contingent upon the necessity for additional treatments ensuring the success of the implant.
Dental Implant Queries
- Lifespan of Dental Implants:
- Can Dental Implants Endure Indefinitely? Once the implant integrates with your jawbone and tissues, the titanium implant functions like a natural root. The duration of your implant's effectiveness relies on the enhancement and maintenance of your oral health.
- Pain and Discomfort:
- Is Pain Associated with Dental Implant Placement? When we position the implant, we ensure a pain-free procedure, utilizing various sedation methods suitable for nervous patients.
- Age Requirement for Dental Implants:
- Is There a Minimum Age for Dental Implant Treatment? While there is no specific age limit, our dentists recommend individuals to be over 18 for the dental implant procedure.
- Safety of Dental Implant Treatment:
- Ensuring Safety in Dental Implant Treatment: We employ comprehensive planning systems to guarantee the success and safety of the implant treatment.
- Value of Dental Implants:
- Assessing the Benefits of Dental Implants: A dental implant offers numerous oral health advantages, including smile enhancement, realignment of adjacent teeth, and protection against gum disease.
- Pain in the Implant Process:
- Managing Discomfort in the Implant Process: Anticipate some pain with a new implant, minimized through modern anaesthetics. Post-procedure, swelling and aching may occur for 5-10 days. Many patients undergo multiple implants in a single day with minimal pain or distress.
Implants undergo colour matching and meticulous shaping to seamlessly harmonize with your natural teeth. To the unaided eye, discerning an implant becomes an arduous task.
Long-Lasting Dental Implants
Once the implant integrates with your jawbone and surrounding tissues, the artificial titanium structure functions like a natural root.
When we insert a titanium implant into the jawbone, it becomes an integral part of your oral structure.
This provides numerous health advantages, such as averting bone loss, reinforcing the jawbone's structure, and diminishing the likelihood of gum disease. [Learn More.]
Longevity of Dental Implants
When appropriately cared for, dental implants boast a lifespan ranging from ten to twenty-five years or even longer.
Dental implants are beneficial for:
- Tooth loss due to trauma, accidents, or injuries
- Missing teeth resulting from gum disease or insufficient bone
- Substituting old, worn, or fractured dentures
- Integrated treatments like Implant-Retained Dentures
- Offering both removable and fixed options
- Addressing individual tooth loss or entire arches in a single session
The enduring success of your implant hinges on the commitment to enhancing and preserving your oral health. [Discover more.]