Implants for multiple missing teeth
Implant retained bridges
If you have more than one missing teeth, an implant retained bridge can be used. The difference between Implant retained bridges and over conventional bridges are that instead of using natural teeth as the abutments, we use implants. The advantage is that none of your natural teeth need to be treated in order to accommodate the bridge.
At the Gallery, we will assess if you have enough jaw bone density for the implant to fully integrate successfully. Using CT scanning, we will locate the optimum location for the implant. After the implant is placed in the jaw, it will take time to heal and integrate to the bone.
Once the implant is ready, it isn’t always necessary to take impressions as we are able to take a digital scan which are sent to the lab where a custom-made bridge is crafted. When the bridge is finished and sent to us, we will arrange an appointment where we can fit the bridge and check that it matches flawlessly with your natural teeth.
Denture Stabilisation/Implant retained dentures
If you have dentures, you may want to consider having implants to support them. An Implant stabilised denture (over-denture) is held in place by implants, instead of being supported by your gums. As well as being a permanent alternative, it also does away with the plastic support that can be uncomfortable.
If you are suffering with loose dentures, not able to eat or confident to smile, implant retained denture is the answer. You will be able to talk and taste better.