When we see people who have lost teeth in the back of their mouth this will often be because of periodontitis or what is also known as gum infection or because teeth have cracked due to the fact that they have been previously filled.
When this is the case it is important to prevent further bone loss or the teeth or jaw becoming misaligned. Closing the gap where several teeth are missing is something that should be done as soon as possible, not only because of the threat to function but also from the medical aspects. Where implants are planned, the configuration will be decided on according to each individual situation.
Adjoining teeth are totally unaffected by any dental implant work and do not have to be ground down to accommodate them. This makes dental implants a very good choice in this particular situation.