Replacing Multiple Teeth
In certain cases, a bridge anchored to dental implants may be the best fixed solution for the replacement of several missing teeth. Traditional partial dentures simply cannot offer the same stability or function, particularly for the teeth in the back of the mouth.
Having dental implants replace your lost back teeth will give your new teeth unparalleled strength and stability, allowing you to eat what you want. The dental implants will also help preserve your jawbone and facial appearance.
Benefits of a fixed bridge on implants:
- The only fixed alternative for teeth in the back of the mouth
- A stable, secure solution that lets you eat what you want
- Preserves your facial appearance and helps prevent bone loss
The course of treatment described here is one of several options available, which are dependent on the specifics of your case:
- Before the procedure: Our oral surgeons and your general dentist will conduct a thorough evaluation and develop a treatment plan to review with you.
- Installing the implant: First, the implant is installed. This is normally done in a single session. At this time, a temporary bridge may be placed enabling you to eat and function normally while the implant is given time to heal and osseointegrate into the jawbone.
- Attaching the bridge: The permanent bridge is attached after the implants are given time to integrate with the jawbone. This is normally done a few months after the implants are placed, but this can vary, depending on the teeth affected.
- End result: The new bridge can withstand as much pressure as your natural teeth did. Your stable and secure new teeth will be virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth and will allow you to eat what you want. No special care is required. Standard oral hygiene to keep the teeth and gums around it clean and healthy is all that is needed.
Please contact us to make an appointment or for more information about dental implants and our team approach to patient care.