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 painkiller. 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 installing a fixed bridge.
The bridge contains all teeth in one piece
and is anchored on dental implants.
2: Installing the implant
First, the implants are installed. This is
normally done in a single session. A temporary
bridge may be placed at the same time, making
it possible for you to function like normal
almost immediately after leaving the dentist.
3: Attaching the bridge
The implants need to integrate with the jawbone
before the permanent bridge is attached. This is
normally done 1-2 months after the implant installation.
The time will vary, depending on the teeth affected
and the esthetical demands.
4: End result
The new bridge will handle all the pressure that your
strong, natural back teeth did. You will have a stable
and secure solution that allows you to eat what you want.
ALTERNATIVES TO 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.