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
|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 to dental implants
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.