Information about Several Teeth Implants
Missing several teeth may include two or more teeth that are next to one another, or even the complete replacement of all upper or lower teeth. For the patients who currently wear dentures and are dissatisfied, we offer multiple options which range in complexity and cost. Our specialists in Mosman, Sydney will find the treatment that suits you best according to your needs.
When several teeth are missing or failing, treatment options may involve:
- 1- A removable partial denture: the missing teeth are replaced by a removable partial denture, which rests on the other teeth and needs to be removed at night.
- 2- A multiple tooth supported fixed bridge: implants support a permanent, non-removable replacement.
- 3- Implants for multiple teeth: implants are placed on a large number of teeth to support a permanent, fixed restoration.
Effects on jaw bone and gum
When several teeth are lost, significant loss of jaw bone can take place. This sometimes leads to difficulty wearing a removable denture due to lack of an adequate "ridge" upon which the denture can obtain stability. In the so called esthetic zone of the mouth, where loss of ridge volume can be visibly apparent to the naked eye, this can lead to a cosmetic defect. As the bone resorbs, the gum which covers it also shrinks away, creating a concavity (depression in height and width) that can be unsightly as well as possibly promote food impaction under adjacent teeth.
Effects on your appearance
Missing teeth and a reduced jaw bone can make your face look older and wrinkly, and for your cheeks to become saggy and hollow, because they can no longer fully stabilize your lips and cheeks from the inside.