Dental implants can act as a solution to multiple missing teeth
Dental implants can be used to fill in a gap left by 2-4 missing teeth or they can be used to perform a full arch replacement where a full row of teeth are missing on either the upper or lower arch.
Dental Implant Supported Bridge
A dental implant is often used at the back of the mouth if you have lost multiple teeth. A dental implant will be placed at the rear of the mouth so that a dental bridge will have something to be attached to. A dental bridge is constructed out of a pontic (false tooth) and two exterior crowns which are connected on either side of the pontic. One of these crowns will be adhered to the dental implant and the other crown will connect to your existing natural teeth.
We will construct your dental bridge in accordance with the rest of your natural smile so that the shape and colour fits cohesively. This will ensure optimal aesthetic appearance and superior function.
Full Arch Restoration
If you are missing a full arch of teeth then you may require a full arch restoration using dental implants. Before dental implants patients were left with dentures as their only option. Nowadays dental implants are the best solution for multiple missing teeth as they allow patients to regain a permanent smile rather than settle for a removable denture that is hard to clean, eat with and even speak with in some situations.
When implants are used for a full arch restoration four will generally be used on each arch (four on the lower and four on the upper). A custom-made full arch restoration will then be made out of prosthetic gum and teeth. This will be permanently fixed to your four dental implants once the implants have fused with your jawbone. This is a popular treatment for older patients who want to regain their permanent smile which they have lost.
Our dental implant technology will improve your procedure experience
In order for you to get a better idea of what is involved with your dental implant procedure Dr Rammo and his team utilise the NobelClinician, which involves the use of a Communicator iPad. This iPad will allow us to explain your dental implant procedure easily with visual aids for a deeper understanding. We also use the NobelGuide to take a 3D scan of your mouth so that we can construct a thorough treatment plan that is tailored to you.
Dental implants are the best solution for missing teeth, no matter whether you have lost one or more. Dr Rammo is an experienced implant dentist who can help you regain the appearance and function of your smile.