If you are missing multiple teeth, especially right at the back of your mouth, then you may have thought your only option was to have a partial denture. This is not a great solution as it may be very difficult to stabilise it successfully, creating difficulties in eating and chewing. However one solution is to use dental implants to hold a fixed bridge. This could prove to be a long-lasting and cost-effective choice, as a single implant is able to support more than one tooth, so you could require relatively few implants to replace multiple teeth.
Advantages of Using Dental Implants to Replace Your Back Teeth
Choosing to have dental implants in Kent can be a great choice as they are better for your oral health than a partial denture due to the way they can help to preserve the bone in your jaw. You will be able to eat and chew normally, so you will be more able to enjoy your food. Being able to chew thoroughly will help aid digestion, lessening the risk of stomach problems.
Your teeth have another important function in that they help to support your cheeks, so replacing these teeth could help to fill out or soften lines and wrinkles and may even give you a more youthful appearance. The back teeth are also very important in helping to maintain the correct dimensions in your face as they ensure the proper height between your upper and lower jaw is maintained. If this height isn’t maintained then it can place additional stresses on other facial structures. You might notice your front teeth change position, or that they even begin to splay out. Another unwanted side effect could be feeling pain or tenderness in the joint responsible for opening and closing your mouth. This is called the temporomandibular joint, and can quickly become inflamed if placed under extra stress.
Dental implants are a great choice for many people, but they are not recommended for everyone. The simplest way to find out if they are a possible option for you is to make an appointment with our implantologist, Dr Rik Trivedi. He can help you decide the best long term option for replacing lost back teeth, and will explain all your choices.
If you have lost your back teeth and are fed up with wearing a partial denture, then why not book an appointment to find out more about replacing it with an implant supported bridge? Call us on 01474 537191, or you will find lots more useful information on our website at www.parrockdental.co.uk