If you are missing one or more teeth, there are plenty of reasons to seek dental treatment. For one thing, large gaps between your teeth may affect your speech and chewing ability. In some cases, healthy teeth may shift and this can lead to bone loss.
Dental implants in Harley Street
At Harley Street Dental Clinic in Harley Street, dental implants allow your dentist to fix gaps in your smile, enhance your appearance and provide you with increased confidence to take on everyday challenges and situations. However, not all people can afford the cost of numerous dental implants and this is why implant-retained bridges a solution superior in aesthetics, comfort and function.
By combining dental implants and regular bridges, our experienced dentists are able to replace three or four teeth in a row with only two dental implants (though sometimes more may be needed) at a fraction of the cost.
How do implant-supported bridges work?
If you are missing three or more teeth in a row, your dentist will suggest an implant-supported bridge as an alternative to individual dental implants. Implant-supported bridges may also be used if your dentist is concerned that you might put too much pressure on individual dental implants which are not connected to each other.Your Harley Street dentist will fix two dental implants on both sides of the space, on top of which the bridge will be placed.
An implant-retained bridge consists of the dental implant, a titanium post placed into the jawbone, the abutment screwed onto the implant, and the restoration, which consists of a series of crowns connected to form a bridge.
Implant bridge treatment duration vary and are subject to different factors. Patients with a healthy jawbone usually require between four and five appointments over a four to five month period time, whereas where bone grafting is required, a six to eight month period is expected. In some cases, it may be possible to place the dental implants in one appointment – this is known as an immediately loaded bridge.
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Implant-supported bridges offer a viable solution to multiple missing teeth. To find out more about dental implants in Harley Street and their numerous possibilities, call us to book an appointment today.