Patients over the Age of Fifty

After losing several teeth, many patients experience destabilisation of the entire jawline.

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After losing several teeth, many patients experience destabilisation of the entire jawline. “Missing teeth should be replaced in order to prevent more serious problems other than aesthetic ones – such as instability of the entire system (tooth-muscle-temporomandibular joint (TMJ)) – and problems with the cervical spine, as well as frequent headaches”, experts at Imed Clinic say.

When we mention extraction of molars in the upper jaw to our patients, the first thing they think of when it comes to their replacement is – a dental bridge. Today, there is no reason for this prosthetic apparatus to look unnatural and cause discomfort: at Imed Clinic, we use top quality materials, which include metal or zircon for the inner core and aesthetic ceramic for the outer layer. According to experts at Imed Clinic, the use of bridges depends on whether abutment teeth exist and whether their arrangement is proper. One of the problems is that even though a dental bridge replaces one missing tooth, your dentist will have to grind down the two adjacent teeth. Another problem is that this three-unit bridge (with no space between the teeth) is not an ideal solution when it comes to gums and oral hygiene.

This is the reason why dentists choose dental implants over bridges. “Implants are a substantially better solution because they enable tooth replacement without damaging the adjacent teeth. What is more, the only precondition for their installation is having sufficient bone in a relevant area – either your own bone or grafted bone”, say experts at Imed.