Dr Andy Tannahill - Dental Implants Specialist - Scarborough

Replacing multiple missing teeth

An implant is not needed to replace every missing tooth, and in some circumstances they can be splinted together to fill multiple gaps.

The bone in the Upper Jaw is less dense, and generally needs more implants to support fixed bridgework or a removable denture. At least 8-10 implants would support the final prosthesis, to ensure a predictable and stable outcome.

Single Tooth replacement using dental implants NobelProcera Implant Bridge
Single tooth replacement using dental implants SKY fast and fixed abutment

The Lower Jaw generally would need 6-8 implants to replace a whole arch of missing teeth, with a fixed bridge.

Alternatively, 4 or even 2 implants can be used and these will be adequate to support a removable denture. Generally the more implants, which are placed, the more natural the teeth will look.

Single Tooth replacement using dental implants Implant bar secured on implants to secure a removable prosthesis.
Single tooth replacement using dental implants NobelProcera implant bridge on multi-unit abutments

In certain circumstances many teeth can be connected to dental implants on the same day of surgery. This can only be done after careful planning, and is not suitable for every patient. Your old diseased teeth can be extracted and new teeth connected at the same appointment.

All on four/ Ankylos syncope pictures below

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