Did you know that some persons are born without teeth ? This can be from a single tooth or multiple teeth in the upper , lower or both jaws. Hypodontia or dental agenesis refers to the underdevelopment of teeth during embryonic growth and development. This congenital disease occurs due to the absence of necessary tissues needed for tooth formation.
The most affected teeth are third molars, lateral incisors and premolars.
In cases of dental agenesis baby teeth will fall out, however the permanent teeth do not appear. These cases are quite common and many times we see that these deciduous teeth are lasting well into late adult hood. In order to hide this situation and improve the smile there are different solutions. It is essential to make a correct diagnosis and study each case individually towards planning and appropriate sequence. Acrylic Partial Dentures or retainer plates are used to maintain spaces. Also the use of orthodontic braces can corrects smaller teeth which are missing like lateral incisors. Dental implants are a neat and predictable long term solution for hypdontia.
Dental implants can be used once the jaw bones have fully developed. Dental implants are small titanium screws which are inserted into the jaw bone. The procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic while sedation can help reduce anxiety before and during the surgery. Dental implant treatment usually takes a few months to complete. It is possible to have same day dental implant treatment which involves loading a provisional crown on a dental implant in just one day.
Whilst this is a popular choice for many patients it is not always possible in all cases. Immediate loading of dental implants does depend on the amount and quality of bone tissue. Brighton Implant Clinic is a practice specifically focussed on providing excellent expertise in dental implant treatment. All of our clinics have on site CT scanning facilities for 3D imaging. This technology allows us to be able to place implants safely and predictably. If you would like more information about dental implant treatment please feel free to Contact Brighton Implant Clinic or Call us on 0800 111 6623.