Are Multiple Dental Implants a good fit for most patients?
Multiple missing teeth in your mouth is often very noticeable and can put a lot of people off from showing off their smile.
Artificial roots made of titanium are inserted into and fused with the jawbone to hold implants in place to support the insertion of bridges or dentures to act as new teeth.
This not only improves the appearance of your teeth but also helps to protect your gums as well.
Bone and gum health
Before dental implant procedures can begin to replace teeth, a consultation is necessary to determine that your gums are healthy enough for the procedure to go ahead. Your level of bone retention is also checked by x-ray. Should there not be sufficient bone then a bone graft is an option.
Any problems with your gums can be identified through this consultation and can be treated as well.
Inserting dental implants into your jawbone will help to offer protection against a number of tooth and gum problems.
Missing teeth expose your gums, leading to an increased risk of bacteria and plaque building up in the area. The more teeth you have missing, the more areas in your mouth are at risk of infection.
Periodontal disease can cause further gum recession which could mean more teeth become loose. Missing teeth can affect your bite. A bad bite can place more pressure on the gums which can also contribute to gum recession.
Why dental implants over bridges and dentures?
Bridges and dentures can provide you with false teeth to cover up the space between your gums and improve the appearance of your mouth so you may wonder why you should consider a dental implant in place of this. Implant-Supported Bridge Article | Dentures & Dental Implants.
If you need close to a whole row of teeth replaced, dentures will usually require the rest of the teeth in a row to be removed as well even if there is nothing wrong with them. This doesn’t happen with dental implants as both singular and multiple teeth replacements can be combined to fill in the gaps without having to remove any other teeth,
Dental implants ensure teeth stay in place as the implants fuse into the jawbone while bridges rely on existing teeth to create a structure for the new teeth. Dentures connect to the gums but do not connect deeper into the jawbone. Implants provide the comfort and functionality of a correct bite and have no effect on your speech at all.
Dentures can become loose and slide about your mouth creating discomfort and have an impact on your bite. This could affect your speech as well as your bite which may add more pressure on your gums when you chew, causing them to recede.
False teeth inserted onto dental implants not only hold a more stable position in the mouth but it also has the better appearance as this looks more like a real tooth than one attached as part of a bridge or dentures. Bridges need specialist cleaning products while a tooth-supported by a dental implant simply has to be treated with regular brushing and flossing of teeth.
Dentures generally need to be replaced every few years while dental implants have a long life-span of twenty-five years or so. They can potentially last a lifetime.
Are dental implants for me?
Proper oral care once the implants have been inserted should help to ensure you get the most out of your dental implants. Once you have the procedure, you shouldn’t have to worry about returning to have it done again and pay for it over and over again unlike crowns which may require more regular replacement. More.