Last medically reviewed by Dr Sam Jethwa: October 15, 2020
The first thing a person may notice is your teeth.
Missing teeth can affect the aesthetic of your smile and your confidence too.
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If you require a solution to missing teeth, we can tailor a dental plan that works for you.
Why multiple implantations?
If you have several teeth missing, then it is possible to fill the gap in your smile with multiple implants.
With multiple implants, you will not need an implant for each individual tooth.
Instead, a bridge is constructed, consisting of custom-made crowns that connect together, bridging the gap in your mouth.
Reducing the number of implants needed will reduce the cost too, making it an affordable solution to your missing teeth.
Treatments like All-on-Four aim to replace multiple missing teeth in a row, however, individual implants will be needed to fill certain and separate areas in the mouth.
The healing time between the surgical procedure of implant placement and final bridge placement is shorter for tooth replacement on the lower jaw (Mandible).
This is because the bone structure is denser than the upper jaw (Maxilla) and therefore allows for faster fusing of the bone with the implant’s surface.
Multiple implants on the lower jaw tend to take between 8-10 weeks to fully heal, whereas the healing process of an upper jaw multiple implants can take up to 16 weeks.
See: Same-day teeth.
Front teeth multiple implants
Replacing missing front teeth are vital to improving the appearance of your smile, as well as easing the chewing process and improving the condition and stability of your oral health.
The front teeth are required to tear food so that the back teeth can chew and break it down.
Back teeth multiple implants
Back teeth can be replaced with as little as two implants.
Each implant supports the end of the ‘bridge’ of tooth-like structures.
The procedure and process are very similar to fitting multiple implants on the front teeth, however, they tend to be less expensive.
Treatment and healing time depends on the strength and structure of your jawbone.
Is there an alternative solution to implants?
Partial dentures also provide a solution to gaps in your smile.
- A partial denture is a plate upon which one or more false teeth are placed.
- This is fitted into place in your mouth using metal clasps which hook around existing teeth.
Though this may seem to be a more affordable solution than dental implants, it is more prone to breaking and is not as durable or long-lasting.
The option that is best for you will depend on the structure and condition of your remaining teeth.