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Replacing Multiple Teeth With Implants
22-12-2016

Replacing Multiple Teeth With Implants

by Dr. Nisheeth Agrawal, Principal Dentist at Tooth n Care

If you are missing several adjacent teeth, you cannot smile, chew or speak freely. You can replace the missing teeth with implants for each tooth or have them replaced with an implant bridge. An implant bridge, which is made up of dental implants, abutments, and the dental bridge is a more affordable option.The jawbone at the gap where adjacent teeth are missing tends to shrink at a fast rate. Consequently, the surrounding teeth will slowly start shifting towards the open space causing many gaps between the teeth. The teeth on the upper or lower jaw, depending on the position of the missing teeth, will overgrow to compensate for the lost teeth and they become vulnerable to getting lost.

Therefore, when you lose multiple teeth, experts' advice is that you replace them before the situation gets out of hand. The replacement consisting of artificial teeth connected to several crowns is the closest thing to real teeth that you will get with guaranteed functionality and natural look and feel. Moreover, the process is comfortable and safe.

The replacement procedure - a quick overview

The steps involved in the replacement of many lost teeth with implants is more or less the same to those replacing one tooth with an implant. The main difference is that the implants, which are the replica of the actual teeth root, are not created for every lost tooth. Two implants could support three to four crowns.

If the implants are not attached to extensions, you will need to get the extensions separately and have some for the gums to heal. Later on, the procedure ends with adding crowns on top of the implants. Different systems of the replacement are available, and your periodontist will advise on the best one for your gum.

Advantages of Dental Implant Bridge

Besides looking natural and functioning with excellent efficiency, implant bridges do not rely on the adjacent teeth for support. Their fusion with the jawbone provides the much-needed anchor and support unlike other forms of teeth replacement methods that depend on the support from the adjacent teeth.

Since the teeth implants will replace some of the missing teeth roots, the jaw bone is well preserved, and any deterioration of the bones is averted. The implants integrate with the jawbone and help to keep it healthy. The other methods of replacing teeth encourage bone deterioration and an overall damage of the gum.

The strength and comfort of using dental bridges, in addition to powerful functionality is an advantage that cannot go unmentioned. You will have a restored freedom for chewing food, smiling and talking. The removable partial dentures lack such support and can move around when used to eat certain foods. This discomfort is the last thing you need.

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