As promised last week, we present you the second part of our dental implants solution guide. This week we present you different solutions if you have larger tooth gaps. Here you can find all information about solutions for one tooth gap.
Dental implants are not the only solution but one of the best in our opinion. It is sure that you can replace one to one dental implant if you have one missing tooth. but of course you can help yourself with implants, turn back the time and make your smile look young again if you are missing more than one tooth. For larger tooth gaps implants are very advisable.
If you are tired of your old denture or simply want to replace teeth you also have different possibilities:
- one to one implants,
- click denture or
- bridges on implants
One to one dental implants:
Of course – one to one replacement is the most elegant solution. In this case no matter how many teeth you are missing, every tooth is replaced by one implant and the crown is then placed on it. Your teeth will look as natural as possible and no one will detect that the prosthetic work has been done.
This solution is though only one of the options and you may choose a different solution if you are missing e.g. 3 teeth.
Conventional bridge or partial denture:
You can ask your doctor for a conventional bridge or a partial denture. However, with conventional bridge the procedure is not as healthy to your teeth as you may expect it and the procedure is similar to the described in chapter I bridge for one tooth gap. The neighbouring teeth must be grounded down and this means that healthy teeth must be destroyed. You need to keep in mind that grounding means that teeth lose their protective enamel coat and are prone to diseases and are very loaded. This leads to shortening of life expectancy.
We can also offer you a partial denture if the gap is opened to the end of the row or the gap is too big to cover with a conventional bridge. The denture can be a removable click denture that is attached to the existing teeth with metal clasps. All parts of the denture lays on the gums but the metal clasps may damage the retaining teeth when the years pass by. There are of course different methods and a denture can be supported not only by the metal clasps but also attached to the natural teeth. Unfortunately every method leads to the damage of supporting teeth and may significantly lead to reducing of their life expectancy.
Bridge on dental implants:
One of the best and most modern alternative to the one to one implant solution is a bridge on implants. If you are missing three or more teeth our doctor can offer you an implant-borne bridge. Depending on the size of the gap- the bridge of crowns that are linked together is placed on a stable and most natural base- two or more implants. Implants are placed in jaw during one session and you leave our doctor’s office with a temporary denture for the healing period. After 4-6 months you come back for your new, final, permanent crowns or bridge of crowns that is fixed to implants.
We strongly recommend the last solution as this does not bear the risk of teeth damage. Your healthy teeth will not be grounded and you won’t be disturbed by metal clasps. The choice is yours!
For prices and more information incl. individual treatment plan- contact us and send us our Xray.