When teeth have been lost or extracted, it is important for patients to consider replacement solutions as soon as possible to avoid further problems. They may experience the shifting of their natural teeth as they lean into the gap, or may notice reduced chewing and speaking efficiency. Many patients are self-conscious about the appearance of their smile when teeth are missing as well. By speaking with Dr. Suril Amin and the team of The Denture and implant clinic, patients in and around the Sutton community can seek replacement options.
Replacing missing teeth can be done in a myriad of ways, including dentures, bridges, and dental implants. Dental implants are titanium posts dentists can use in several situations. A dental implant can be a stand-alone replacement for a single tooth, restored with a dental crown. An implant may also be used for implant-supported dentures or to anchor a fixed bridge. These are the most popular methods. When multiple implants are placed, it’s often for restoring an entire arch of teeth.
Fixed bridge implants are often placed along the dental arch. The implants are surgically set into the bone of the jaw, and a large bridge is made. It is anchored in place with the implants and provides a non-removable option for patients seeking permanent replacement.
Another way multiple implants are used is to anchor in an implant-supported denture. Just like a conventional denture, it is removable, but snaps into place over the dental implants. Implant-supported dentures often use about four implants for stability.
Dr. Suril Amin and his dedicated staff at The Denture and implant clinic want patients to know they have a variety of solutions available to them. With a simple consultation appointment, patients can learn about their options and discuss the best possible way to restore their oral beauty, health, and functionality. Contact The Denture and implant clinic to make an appointment today by calling 020 8629 1433. Our front office staff can schedule a visit at a time that is convenient for you and your family.
Sutton area dentists at The Denture and implant clinic can educate patients on the advantages of multiple implants for the smile. Call [phone] for an appointment.