In some cases, multiple implants can be used
In various cases where patients have lost a majority of their adult teeth, multiple dental implants can be used either separately, or as a part of a bridge, or as means of retaining an overdenture. Of course, the natural teeth that exist in the mouth (if any), will be evaluated to ensure they can support such oral devices. If existing teeth are not strong enough, it may be recommended that they are extracted which will be replaced with multiple implants that will be strong enough to support a full arch of ‘teeth’.
Are Dental Implants suitable for me?
You may be a suitable candidate for dental implants if you:
- Have recently lost a tooth due to accident, disease or extraction
- Are looking to replace inconvenient dentures
- Your oral hygiene is up to scratch
- Have a tooth that is at risk of or is fractured
Before undergoing any sort of dental implant procedure, your mouth and jawbone must be examined. Your oral hygiene and mouth must be in a healthy and stable condition. Any sign of disease or dental issues must be addressed before going ahead with permanent oral implants. There also must be enough bone in the jaw to hold and support the implant as it is possible that your body may reject the implant due to a lack of bone. If there is a lack of bone, your dentist may carry out bone augmentation or bone grafting.