Patients we treat who have lost more than one tooth often wear partial dentures.

Treat Multiple Missing Teeth in one sitting

Do you have multiple gaps in the mouth caused by heavy decay, gum disease or trauma? Living with missing teeth can be hard, especially when you have one or two missing teeth in a row. But replacing missing teeth doesn’t need to be difficult – and thanks to modern technology, you have more options than removable, acrylic dentures or bridgework.

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Multiple dental implant treatment costs

Multiple dental implants can fill gaps in the mouth for up to 30 years. Functioning like artificial tooth roots, they’re secured in your jawbone, so you’ll never have to worry about them slipping or falling out.

If you have more than one missing tooth in a row, you won’t have to use individual implants to replace each gap. For example, implant-supported bridges can replace up to three missing teeth using just one or two dental implants.

Call 01992 827023 to consider all your available options.

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Multiple dental implant treatment breakdown

Explore the dental implants we offer and recommend for multiple missing teeth cases:

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Implant-retained Dentures

Wearing a denture can be the only option when teeth are absent from the jaw. However, due to continual bone loss, dentures become loose over time.

This instability leads to uncomfortable dentures that cause sore spots and embarrassing moments where the denture can drop down or move when speaking or chewing.

Traditional dentures use the gums, teeth and facial muscles to keep them in place. Although dentures are pretty good at first and facilitate healing, they can gradually become unpredictable and unstable.

Patients often transition from dentures to Implants due to the adverse effects of tooth loss, which result in these difficulties. Learn more.


Implants provide unique functionality similar to teeth, using the jawbone to obtain support and stability. Implant-supported dentures can improve the chewing ability, stability of the teeth, proper bite functioning and provide pleasing aesthetics.

There are a variety of ways dentures can be attached to the implant. One option is via small locator copings (as used in overdentures) or larger abutment copings where the denture attaches more retentively over the implants. Retention bars and telescoping attachments are also used.

The type of attachment is based upon the foundation of the jaw, and the patient’s treatment needs as few as two implants to treat a case where all the upper or lower teeth are completely missing.

Implant-supported dentures are more beneficial than traditional dentures since they are more retentive, and yet you retain the ability to remove the dentures for better cleaning.

In cases with a history of dental decay and gum disease, this is a great solution to give back cosmetics and chewing ability.

Implant-supported denture treatment can be necessary for patients who need the additional facility to clean the implants better with better visual access. A fixed solution like a bridge can be challenging to keep clean in those not as dextrous.

Implant-supported Bridges

  • Replaces 3-4 missing teeth in a row
  • Uses one to three dental implants
  • Non-removable

An implant-supported bridge is a great solution when several teeth are missing next to each other. Implant bridges are often the treatment of choice when your natural teeth on either side of the gap are not strong enough to support a traditional dental bridge.

Two or more implants can support and anchor a bridge of multiple artificial teeth. The bridge is made of a metal alloy framework with porcelain to give strength and aesthetics.

Implant-supported bridges are often regarded as better for your oral health and teeth, as your existing, otherwise healthy teeth do not need to be filed down or damaged to fit a crown.

Consultations and planning are critical to implant success

It is important to note that proper attentive planning at the initial stages is critical when replacing multiple teeth. Essential aspects, such as a correct, harmonious, and stable bite and proper structural integrity of all teeth, must be considered and integrated into the final plan. A comprehensive assessment followed by detailed treatment planning will ensure the longevity of the resulting treatment with dental implants.

Call 01992 827023 to book a consultation today.

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Our dentists recommend you never ignore gaps in the mouth for too long

Multiple oral health consequences and issues occur due to having lost numerous teeth. And the longer you ignore gaps in the mouth, the worse your oral condition can become, making implant placement in the future more difficult (and more expensive).

When gaps are left ignored, chances of the jawbone receding grow, which will result in your face appearing sunken. On top of this, gum disease can form quickly, eroding bone and gum further, contributing to further tooth loss and movement.


Overall issues include:

  • Cosmetics: Your smile’s aesthetics and cosmetic aspect can directly impact your confidence and well-being.
  • Function: Your chewing ability can be affected in various ways depending upon which teeth are missing. If the spaces are left unrestored, the remaining teeth will have to take more pressure from chewing. The remaining teeth are under strain, which can lead to excessive tooth wear affecting structural integrity.
  • Bone Resorption: When more teeth are missing, bone augmentation and grafting procedures are often required – this is especially true when the missing teeth are alongside each other. Also, if the missing teeth are at the front of the mouth, it can be challenging to achieve the correct aesthetics if an excessive bone loss occurs. Bone and gum grafting procedures may be required. Learn more.

Teeth missing from the mouth can result in physiological and psychological issues. Read more on the effects of missing teeth here.

How dental implants work for multiple tooth loss

  1. Dental implants can easily replace multiple missing teeth, using just one implant that connects teeth. The strong titanium implant screws can support a bridge of up to four teeth (in a row). 
  2. Depending on the bone mass in the jawbone (which can deteriorate quickly due to missing teeth), implants can be placed on the same day or over a few months. Implants look, feel, and operate exactly like regular teeth. See the benefits.
  3. Implants require some healing time – this process is where the titanium screw fuses with the jawbone (this can take a few months). Once this short period is over, the dentist can fit your new implants with a porcelain crown specially crafted to blend flawlessly with the remaining teeth. Temporary teeth are possible in the meantime.