If you do not have enough teeth, installing multiple implants can help you. Dental implants will replace both some of the roots and your lost natural teeth. Installing multiple implants provide a few advantages over other tooth replacement options. In addition to sight and function like natural teeth, bridges supported by implants replace teeth without the support of neighboring natural teeth. Other common methods of treating the loss of multiple teeth, such as removable partial prostheses or fixed bridges, are dependent on the support of neighboring teeth.
In addition, since bridges supported by the implant will replace some of your tooth roots, your bone will be better preserved. With a fixed bridge or a removable partial prosthesis, the bone that previously surrounded the root of the tooth can begin to resorb (deteriorate). Multiple implants integrate with your jaw bone, which helps to maintain a healthy and undamaged bone.
In the long term, implants are functional, aesthetic, and convenient. Gums and bone may recede around a fixed bridge or a removable partial prosthesis, leaving a visible defect. Resorbed bone under bridges or removable partial dentures can lead to a collapsed, unattractive smile. Bridges for cement fixation on site can be washed out, which allows bacteria to destroy the teeth that fix the bridge.
How will the installing multiple implants be done?
First, installing multiple implants that look like cylinders or screws fit into your jaw. Within the next 2 to 6 months, implants and bone can be joined together to form anchors. During this time, temporary replacement of the teeth can be carried out at the implant site. Abutments attached to the implants form the basis for new teeth. Usually, a second step of the procedure is required to identify multiple implants and attach extensions. These temporary healing capsules complete the base on which your new teeth will be placed. Your gums will heal within a couple of weeks after this procedure.