Replacing missing teeth with multiple dental implants
The impact of having multiple missing teeth can negatively impact your quality of life affecting your ability to chew, eat and speak. It can affect your confidence too and some people will be anxious in public especially about smiling and revealing the gaps in their teeth. Replacing missing teeth with multiple dental implants can help to restore the functionality of your teeth as well as your confidence and quality of life, enabling you to eat the foods you avoided and smile without worry.
The multiple dental implants treatment options
The process of replacing missing teeth with multiple dental implants is very much like replacing a single tooth. The main difference is that you do not have to replace each tooth with an implant, with fewer dental implants required to replace multiple teeth. For instance, if you lose three teeth which were all next to each other, these can be replaced using just two implants to fix a bridge.
The Importance of replacing missing teeth
Replacing missing teeth is important especially if you’ve lost several at the back of your mouth. When you lose several back teeth, it makes it more difficult to chew effectively. It also causes extra strain on your front teeth which can lead to further issues and potential damage to them. Multiple dental implants are required to restore functionality in some cases.
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Dental Implants are the only reliable, permanent solution for replacing missing teeth.
Restore the clarity of your speech
The flow of air into your mouth affects your ability to speak, so any tooth loss or gaps in your smile can affect your pronunciation which can lower your confidence and self-esteem. Dental implants feel and work exactly like the missing teeth they replace therefore helping to improve your speech and pronunciation.
Eat what you like: nuts, apples, steak...
If you’ve suffered tooth loss or wear dentures, then it can affect your ability to chew properly and can alter your diet and nutrition as well as undermine your confidence. It may be difficult to eat certain hard foods such as apples, crusty bread and steak. Having dental implants is exactly like having your teeth back, meaning that you need not worry again about what types of food you eat.
Prevent bone loss and jaw bone shrinkage
When a tooth is lost the jawbone beneath it begins to shrink and can become brittle through lack of use. The deterioration of the jaw along with weaker cheek muscles will cause the shape of your face to change. Dental implants can help prevent bone loss and jawbone shrinkage. The longer the tooth is missing the more likely it is that you may need a bone graft to ensure there is enough jawbone for the dental implant to be fixed into.
As a leading Dental Implantologist, Dr Nigel Jones provides expert treatment and advice to patients. Dr Nigel Jones lectures at the FGDP Royal College of Surgeons, also CPD events and training seminars for referring dentists.