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Mar 2022
2nd
 

2 Dental Implants to Replace 3 Missing Teeth

Our case of the month for February 2022 is one involving 2 dental implants to replace 3 missing back teeth. Dental implants are considered the gold standard to replace missing teeth but what are dental implants? Well, essentially implants are the replacements for the roots of the missing teeth. They provide the foundation to allow us to place new teeth on top. Simple? Not really! Dental implant treatment is complicated and requires a huge amount of training, experience and ongoing education. Of course, some cases are more complex than others but in general, here is our workflow from missing tooth to replacement:

1. Full case assessment and records including x rays and CBCT scans

2. Diagnostic planning on digital software

3. Manufacture of surgical stent

4. Surgery - placing the dental implant(s) using the surgical stent

5. Allow healing of 12 weeks

6. Take new records

7. Place implant tooth/ teeth ( try in stage needed for several teeth)

Our case had lost several teeth over many years which meant she was unable to eat on the right side of her mouth. By using 2 dental implants, we were able to provide 3 teeth by 'bridging' the gap. A lovely end result and the ability to chew again! Life changing? Maybe not but certainly life enhancing.

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Most of the teeth on the lower right side missing

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A birds eye view

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New teeth!

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Now she can chew any food again!

Treatment completed by Dr Nissit Patel.

If you are missing teeth and would like to look into dental implants to replace them, please book a free video consultation with Dr Nissit Patel and he will discuss everything with you first prior to any treatment. After all, eating and food is one of life's great pleasures. Why just eat on one side of your mouth or stick to soft food? Book in today.

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