Why Consider a Single Dental Implant?
It is important to replace even a single lost tooth and a dental implant may often be the best type of restoration. This is because a dental implant post prevents bone loss in the jaw and will ensure existing teeth cannot drift out of place. Unlike a bridge, there is no need to adjust the adjacent teeth to be crowned as the new tooth is entirely supported by the implant. A single implant tooth can look amazing, particularly when using the latest all-ceramic crowns so it is very difficult for anyone to see you have suffered tooth loss. This is because the emergent profile of the implant tooth, or the way it emerges from your gums will closely replicate a natural tooth.
Why Use Dental Implants to Replace Multiple Teeth?
Dental implants are ideal for restoring multiple teeth and relatively few implants may be required to support quite large dental bridges. While it is possible to replace each missing tooth with a separate dental implant, it isn’t normally necessary in situations where the missing teeth are adjacent to each other. Using implants in this way will help preserve the jawbone and will only have a positive impact on oral health. The procedure for using dental implants to replace multiple teeth is very similar to that for replacing single teeth. Our oral surgeon will work out the best insertion point for each implant, avoiding vital structures such as nerves and blood vessels while taking into consideration the function and aesthetics of the finished restoration.
Will My Dental Implants Look Natural?
Both single and multiple implant teeth can look very natural and enormous care is taken to ensure the finished restorations offer the correct amount of support to the cheeks and lips while maintaining the correct dimensions between the upper and lower jaws.