For those missing several teeth in a row, multiple implants are a good option. Just like single implants, they are a like-for-like tooth replacement that’s realistic, sturdy and dependable, and can last a lifetime.
Tooth implants can restore both individual teeth and multiple missing teeth. They’re made of a metal ‘root’ part and a porcelain ‘crown’ part, with the metal rod placed first, and the crown fitted once the gum has healed.
Here in Boroughbridge, we can offer two ways to treat several missing teeth. Implant-retained dentures are a fixed solution for a set (or both sets) of missing teeth. Anchor points are placed around the mouth and the dentures are fastened on. Alternatively, an implant-supported bridge can be used, where a false tooth is anchored between two dental implants, allowing for a row of replacement teeth.
At our practice, you can expect:
Even though the procedure is considered surgery, it’s minimally invasive, and a local anaesthetic ensures pain and discomfort are easily managed. Over-the-counter pain relief can be used in the days afterwards.
Though different people heal at different rates, it’s safe to say it will take a few months for the implant to heal and adhere to the jaw bone. Once this happens, the crown can then be placed.
Tooth implants can help restore one missing tooth or many, whether the cause is injury, decay or gum disease. Not only do they help you smile and chew again, but they can also restore your confidence.
We recommend replacing missing teeth to prevent future oral health problems. Once there is a gap in the mouth, the remaining teeth can spread out into the space. And, if several teeth are missing, you could lose gum and bone tissue over time.
There’s easy to look after – just follow the same advice as you would for your natural teeth. That means brushing and flossing twice a day for two minutes a time, and attending regular dental check-ups, as advised by your dentist.
For more than 30 years, we’ve served generations of the same families here in Boroughbridge. Known for our friendly approach, experienced team and commitment to quality, here’s what you can expect from your treatment.
Most people are eligible for dental implants, but a consultation is an important first step as it allows us to assess your mouth, teeth and gums and decide whether additional treatment is needed (such as a bone graft).
Tooth implants are placed in two appointments. The first one places the metal root, and the second, the crown. A temporary crown can be worn during healing and, of course, we offer local anaesthetic during the surgery.
Many patients experience some mild swelling and tenderness after the post is placed, however over-the-counter medicines can usually help manage this. In addition, dental implants have an extremely high success rate.
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