Replacing All Your Teeth
When all teeth are missing or in such condition that they need to be replaced, a fixed bridge anchored to dental implants is the best permanent solution.
Before dental implants, there was no fixed solution available for people who lost all their teeth. Removable dentures were the standard option. However, dentures are often unstable and require adhesives, which can be unreliable and very unpleasant.
Today, it is possible to replace a full arch (upper or lower jaw) with dental implants and a fixed bridge. The results are permanent, stable, and aesthetically pleasing.
Benefits of a fixed bridge on implants:
- Functions just like natural teeth would, allowinig you to chew, speak, and smile with ease and confidence
- A solid, stable solution that will serve you for life
- Preserves your facial appearance and helps prevent bone loss
The treatment procedure and number of visits is largely 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 implants: The first step is installing dental implants to create new tooth roots. The number of implants used for your full arch implant is variable, but can be as few as four. A temporary bridge is attached to the implants. These teeth function like normal teeth, allowing you to eat, speak, etc., while healing takes place. In the meantime, a dental laboratory creates your permanent bridge.
- Attaching the bridge: After three to six months, the implants will have fully bonded with the jawbone. Now the abutments can be placed on the implants and the new permanent bridge can be securely attached.
- End result: Your stable and secure new teeth will be virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. They will function as natural teeth, and no special care is required. Standard oral hygiene to keep the teeth and gums around it clean and healthy is all that is needed.
To learn more about about replacing your teeth with dental implants and our team approach to patient care, please contact us.