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 several additional visits until the final fixed bridge is permanently attached by your dentist. It is normal to experience some minor bruising and swelling in the gum and soft tissue after surgical placement of your dental implant(s) by your Oral Surgeon. Any discomfort is usually treated with an ordinary painkiller. Most patients do not complain of severe discomfort and some even return to work the next day!
ALTERNATIVES TO FIXED BRIDGERemovable partial denture
This alternative, to be made by your dentist, is often perceived as uncomfortable and a bit complicated to use. The function, however, can’t be compared to that of a bridge. This partial denture is made of plastic and metal which clip onto your adjacent natural teeth. The fabrication and placement process is relatively simple, inexpensive and the natural teeth can be spared.