Dental implants are a permanent solution to replacing missing or lost teeth. However, each missing tooth does not necessarily require an individual implant to replace it.
Often, a more stable and cost-effective approach is to place an implant at either end of the 'tooth gap' and bridge across the implants with a dental bridge. Through this method you could replace multiple missing teeth by paying for only two implants due to the use of abutments and dental bridges
If you need several teeth replaced, implant-supported bridges, implant-supported dentures or All-on-4 Implants are the best cosmetic dental options.
Unlike some of the other options that rely on adjacent teeth, implant-supported bridges function independently and will help you achieve a beautiful new smile that looks and feels completely natural.
An implant-supported bridge is a restorative solution for those who are missing three or more teeth in a row.
The use of a dental bridge replaces multiple adjacent missing teeth without the use of a denture. While a traditional bridge sacrifices healthy tooth structure in the adjacent natural teeth, an implant supported bridge is anchored to a dental implant at each end, making it stronger, more durable, more comfortable and more aesthetically pleasing.
This strong and stable restoration is both functional and looks completely natural once fixed in the mouth.
Traditional bridge treatments require dentists to file down the neighbouring healthy teeth, in order to attach the bridge in place. Whilst this is a necessary evil, it can have an impact on the long-term strength and health of your teeth.
Fortunately, dental implant technology alleviates the need to damage any healthy teeth. With implant-supported bridges we instead anchoring your bridge to newly inserted implants which will have bonded with your jaw. This provides a much more stable foundation and provides the permanent solution you’re looking for without paying for multiple dental implants at once.
An implant supported denture, also known as an overdenture, is a denture that is retained and supported by up to four or four dental implants.
The denture and implants are connected by components known as attachments. For this treatment it is very important that you have a well-designed denture that fits snug. If you do not have a well-suited denture, we can ensure that a new full denture is created to custom fit your mouth, helping provide greater levels of comfort and strength whilst also helping your replacement teeth look and feel more natural.
Implant supported dentures provide a number of benefits compared to traditional dentures and other tooth replacement solutions.
Some of the main advantages of implant supported dentures are:
Much more stable and secure than traditional dentures, which can slip or shift in the mouth
Easy for patients to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
Can help to preserve the jawbone, which can shrink and change shape over time when teeth are missing
Help to maintain a solid facial structure and a more youthful appearance
Due to it being a long-term solution for missing teeth, implant-supported dentures prevent the need for additional dental procedures in the future.
Much more comfortable than traditional dentures, which can cause irritation and sore spots on the gums.
Long-lasting and durable compared to traditional dentures.
It's important to note that implant supported dentures are not suitable for everyone, and a detailed evaluation by your Brite dentist is necessary to determine whether they are a good option for you.
Overall, Implant supported dentures are a great option for patients who are looking for a more secure and comfortable replacement for missing teeth.
This procedure is a unique, game changing implant solution that allows patients who are missing all of their upper or lower teeth to replace a full arch of teeth using only 4 implants as “anchors”.
It works in much the same way as implant supported overdentures, in that the full arch of replacement teeth is secured into position by two dental implants on either side of the arch, usually placed toward the back of the mouth.
Multiple tooth implants are a very reliable way to replace missing multiple teeth at once. Though the use of implant-supported dentures patients can also get rid of loose and uncomfortable partial dentures.
Multiple implants can also be used where the existing natural teeth are not strong enough to support a bridge I.e.. implant supported bridges
Whatever option you choose when it comes to using dental implants to replac missing teeth, our professional implant procedures will leave you with a fantastic new smile that looks and feels 100% natural.