If you have lost a tooth or multiple teeth you may be looking at a suitable treatment that can meet your needs. Dental implants are a secure way to hold in a new replacement tooth, they are not in actual fact a tooth. The implants are either a grade 2 titanium (often used in medical procedures) or a ceramic peg that are placed into the patients jawbone, on the missing site of the tooth. These pegs are then used to anchor in the tooth or teeth restoration on top – giving you a secure way to replace missing teeth.
Nowadays it is possible to have multiple options available to meet your needs. When you are looking at replacing teeth there are several restorations to consider (which can also be fixed to dental implants for a secure option.)
This type of restoration is used for singular and multiple teeth replacement. For example, if you have lost a single tooth at the front a dental crown could be used to replace that missing tooth. There are then options related to this with regards to how you want the tooth secured e.g. implant retained, precision attachments, maryland bridge etc.
If you have lost multiple teeth that are situated next to each other then a dental bridge may be possible to bridge that gap. The bridge will be fully loaded with crowns which will be your new teeth. It is possible to have the bridge implant retained or secured via the adjacent teeth.
In the most severe of cases where you need a full arch replacement for a whole set of missing teeth, then you could be looking at either dentures (removable teeth) or a secure option such as all on 4. All on 4 works on the principle of a fully loaded (fake teeth) restoration that are then placed on top of 4-6 dental implants.
As you can see that with missing teeth there are now multiple gap management options that can cater for many different types of needs. If you are wondering which is the best for you, please do not hesitate to call us today and book your free consultation.