Segment of Missing Teeth
If you’re tired of feeling self-conscious about missing teeth or wearing uncomfortable dentures, dental implants may offer a highly effective, fixed teeth replacement solution for deteriorated or missing teeth.
A fixed implant-supported bridge is a permanent freestanding solution to replace several missing teeth. Fixed bridge implants do not require the support of or treatment of adjacent teeth. Replacement teeth are permanently anchored to dental implants offering improved stability and function compared with traditional dentures and bridgework.
Implant-supported replacement teeth are fixed so they won’t move or slip when you smile or laugh and you can eat what you want without worrying about your teeth. They look, feel, and function just like natural teeth – no one will ever know they’re not your own teeth.
Before & Afters
WHY REPLACE A SEGMENT OF TEETH WITH DENTAL IMPLANTS?
There are many contributing factors that cause teeth deterioration and loss, such as suffering an injury, developing gum disease, unconscious grinding and clenching or poor oral hygiene. Having several missing teeth is often not only an aesthetic problem affecting how you look or feel, but it can also be detrimental to your overall health and wellbeing.
INDICATIONS FOR Several Teeth:
This treatment may be needed in the following situations:
- Misaligned bite – gaps left by missing teeth means your remaining teeth are susceptible to shifting and tilting. Misaligned teeth can cause bite problems, jaw pain such as TMJ, headaches and gum disease.
- Compromised strength and health of remaining teeth – when teeth are missing, the support of the bite and stability of remaining teeth may become significantly compromised. As the remaining teeth bear more of the chewing load, over time this causes more wear and tear on the teeth.
- Bone Loss – the jawbone serves as the foundation for your teeth. When teeth are lost, the underlying bone undergoes atrophy and begins to shrink, making your jaw weaker and smaller, often also leading to changes in your facial appearance.
- Decay and Gum Disease – missing teeth can lead to gum disease and decay. Food can collect more easily in gaps and pockets where teeth used to be, or get stuck in spaces between tilted teeth. As it may be more difficult to keep clean, plaque and bacteria can accumulate infecting the gums. Gum disease is an infection and if left untreated, may increase the risk for heart disease in susceptible persons.