Multiple Tooth Replacement
SEVERAL TEETH MISSING
Benefits with fixed bridge on implants:
In this case, when replacing three teeth in the far back of the mouth, a fixed bridge anchored to dental implants is the only fixed alternative. Traditional dentures can't offer the same stability or function.
Having dental implants replacing your lost back teeth will give you new, unparalleled strength and stability that allows you to eat what you want. It will also preserve your jawbone and facial appearance.
- The only fixed alternative in this situation.
- A stable, secure solution that lets you eat what you want
- Preserves your facial appearance and prevents bone loss
After the initial examination, you can expect 4-5 additional visits until the final fixed bridge is permanently attached. It is normal to experience some minor bruising and swelling in the gum and soft tissue afterwards. Any discomfort is usually treated with an ordinary anti-inflammatory . You should expect to be able to work the next day.
COURSE OF TREATMENT
INSTALLING THE FIXED BRIDGE– STEP-BY-STEP
The course of treatment described here is one of several options available. Consult your dentist to find out what the best solution is for you, given your specific condition.
|1: Before the procedure|
Three teeth at back end of the mouth are missing. The only real replacement alternative is the placement of a implant retained fixed bridge. The bridge contains all teeth in one piece and is anchored on dental implants.
|2: Installing the implant|
First, if there is adequate bone the implants are placed. This is normally done in a single appointment. An interim partial denture (also know as a flipper)can be used during the feeling period to aid in chewing function.
|3: Attaching the bridge|
The implants need to integrate with the jawbone before the permanent bridge is attached. This is normally done 2-3 months after the implant placement. The time will vary, depending on the teeth affected and the esthetical demands.
|4: End result|
The new bridge will restore your normal chewing function. You will have a stable and secure solution that allows you to eat the things you did before you lost you teeth.
ALTERNATIVES TO A IMPLANT RETAINED FIXED BRIDGE
|Removable partial denture|
This alternative is often perceived as uncomfortable and a bit complicated to use. Function can’t be compared to that of a bridge. This denture is made of plastic and metal, which affects its look. It is quite expensive to fabricate due to its many parts. However, the installation process is simple, and natural teeth are spared.