Multiple Missing Teeth
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 attached. It is normal to experience some minor discomfort and swelling in the gum and soft tissue afterward the implants are placed. You should expect to be able to work the next day.
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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 fixed replacement alternative is installing an implant bridge. The bridge contains all teeth in one piece and is anchored on dental implants.
|2: Installing the implants|
First, the implants are placed. This is normally done in a single appointment.
|3: Attaching the bridge
The implants need to integrate with the jawbone before the final bridge is attached. This is normally done 3-4 months after the implant installation. The time will vary, depending on the teeth affected and the esthetic 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. Food can get under the denture during chewing and speech can be affected. Chewing efficiency is far less compared to that of a bridge. This denture is made of acrylic and metal, which can also affect its look. However, it can be a cost effective alternative and has and natural teeth are spared.