Are you missing multiple teeth?
At Brisbane Dental Implant Group we’ve got the solution for you
If you are missing multiple teeth we have the solution for you. Missing multiple teeth can adversely affect your speech and eating. The problem with tooth loss is that it can cause gum disease and can result in jawbone shrinkage.
Jawbone shrinkage can, after a time, give your face a sunken aged appearance. It can also cause further tooth loss, problems with your bite and headaches.
Replacing missing teeth helps prevent these problems from occurring. There are three options for replacing multiple missing teeth:
- Dental implants
- Dental bridge
On their own, bridges and dentures are not as effective a replacement as dental implants.
Dental bridges—not supported by dental implants—require two healthy teeth to be shaved down and prepared for dental crowns that are attached to the abutments that replace missing teeth. Apart from affecting two healthy teeth, this method does not provide the necessary stimulation to your jawbone.
However, a fixed implant-supported bridge is, arguably, the most effective way to replace lost back teeth. This will provide you with the stability and function you couldn’t get from dentures. The advantage of a fixed implant-supported bridge is that the implant stimulates the jawbone helping maintain optimal jawbone density. The bridge will be able to handle all the pressure that your back teeth did.
The best implant dentistry for missing teeth
The best dental implant treatment for you depends largely on your needs and dental condition. If you are missing one tooth a single dental implant would be sufficient. Two or more a fixed implant-supported bridge is effective, looks good and is good for your oral health. If you suffer total tooth loss (edentulous), then an implant-supported denture is an ideal solution.
Where a normal denture will slip and slide around making eating and speaking difficult and embarrassing, an implant-supported denture eliminates this problem.
Brisbane Dental Implant Group offers three types of implant-supported dentures:
Replacing back teeth is necessary to maintain a proper bite
A lot of pressure is placed on your back teeth especially when you bite. That is what your back teeth are there for: to do the bulk of your chewing. Your front teeth are not designed to do the work of your back teeth. So when you lose a tooth you lose some ability to chew food properly and this can mean that you are putting more stress on your other teeth in order to chew. It can also mean that you aren’t able to chew certain foods well enough and food swallowed isn’t easily digested—which can lead to other problems.
Did you know that for every tooth lost you lose 10% of your chewing ability?
By replacing missing teeth you are looking after not just the health of your face but also your overall health. Those who suffer tooth loss often avoid getting the dental work they need and this results in a restricted diet—after all, if it becomes impossible to eat steak, isn’t it just easier to stop eating steak?
The problem is what else are you not eating because of missing teeth?
By getting teeth replaced with dental implants and implant supported bridges or dentures you are investing not just in your oral and dental health but also in your overall health.
If you would like to know more about implant dentistry and what it can do for you, or to book an appointment at Brisbane Dental Implant Group, feel free to contact us today.