At Al-Fa Perio, we’re here to offer the right missing teeth solutions for you. Our dental implant treatments are carried out at our London clinic and are planned uniquely for you to get the best, long-lasting results.
When more than one tooth is missing in your mouth it can affect you in a variety of ways. The effects of missing teeth include loss of function, compromised aesthetics and ongoing bone loss.
Comprehensive treatment planning is essential since so many factors will need to be considered when planning a mouth that has 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.
Solutions for Multiple Missing Teeth:
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.
- Implant Supported Crown
Multiple missing teeth can be restored with a corresponding single implant. So, if you have for example three missing teeth in different places in your mouth, we can use three implants to restore these spaces.
This means that we do not have to involve the neighbouring teeth with any restorative procedures. It makes implant treatment more conservative than conventional bridge treatment.
- Implant Supported Bridge
When two or more teeth are missing, they can be supported by a single or two implants either side of the gap. The treatment is similar to conventional bridges except that rather than your own teeth supporting the missing teeth, two implants are used to support the missing teeth.
This means that 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.
- Implant Supported Denture
In cases where there are no teeth, implants can be used to secure a denture to the mouth. This is great in cases that are deemed inappropriate for fixed bridgework.
Traditionally dentures are notorious for causing discomfort, being unretentive and being 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 overdentures) 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, it is imperative that the correct treatment plan is designed that takes into consideration the most conservative and optimal plan that is also the most cost-effective.
Our specialist will discuss all your options with you to create the best way forward for you.
Al-Fa Perio offers leading dental implant treatments at our London implant clinic. We carefully plan your treatment that can guarantee us fantastic results for your oral health and appearance of your smile.