Multiple Tooth Replacement
Implants can also be used to replace several teeth, eliminating the need to grind down healthy adjacent teeth to serve as posts for traditional Crown & Bridge therapy.
Changing several teeth can be achieved with a numerous single-tooth implant remediation, with implant fixed partial dentures (implant bridges), with a removable partial denture (RPD), or with a conventional set partial denture (FPD).
Implants are positioned in strategic positions to replace the missing out on teeth. When the implants are stable and all set for loading, abutments can be connected to the implants that will link the last bridge (prosthesis) to the implants. An impression is made taping the contours of the abutments or the position of the implant tops. The implant bridge is then fabricated and kept in place utilizing cement or screws.
The implants are placed in the bone below the gum tissue. Like single tooth replacement, temporary abutments may be placed on the implants until the healing phase is complete.
After healing, the abutments are attached to the implants. They will hold a custom-made bridge that the dental laboratory will mould and match to your existing teeth.
In the final step, the custom bridge is cemented onto the abutments. The teeth have been replaced without disturbing the healthy teeth next to them, and bone loss has been halted.
Dental implants traditionally have 3 parts:
- The implant: A screw that works as a root for your brand-new teeth. This is exactly what completely attaches to your jaw.
- The abutment: A long-term, however detachable by your physician, connector that supports and holds a tooth or set of teeth.
- The crown (or prosthetic tooth): This is the part of the tooth that you can see. It’s generally made of zirconium or porcelain for toughness and excellent appearances.
A removable partial denture uses clasps that get onto adjacent, healthy teeth to hold the denture in place. The clasps, which are developed to fit snuggly onto the healthy teeth put pressure on the underlying gums and natural teeth they hook onto. This deteriorates the jawbone and loosens the supporting teeth, which often causes additional missing teeth. In addition, due to the fact that there is no root system for the missing teeth, the integrity of the jawbone is jeopardized, and the melting away of the bone (atrophy) is in fact sped up, leading to more rapid bone degeneration.
A ceramic bridge is suggested for the replacement of missing teeth, or teeth that have actually been harmed beyond repair. Thanks to advances in modern dental methods and product science, tooth implants are designed to suit the precise position of the missing teeth, while mimicking the shape, size and shade of natural teeth. The implant positioning and prosthetic remediation will certainly be so exact that it will be hard to differentiate your natural teeth from the synthetic teeth.
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