Several Back Teeth MissingBenefits with fixed bridge on implants:
In this case, when replacing three teeth in the far back of the mouth, a fixed implant 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
Following initial examination by Dr. Stranigan, Askeland, or Harris, computerized scans of the teeth and jaw bones are made in conjunction with a consultation with an oral surgeon. On the day of the surgery, the surgeon would place multiple implants into the area of missing teeth. Based on the stability and quality of the existing bone, it may or may not be possible to immediately place a provisional bridge on top of the implants. After a few months healing, a final ceramic bridge is cemented permanently on top of the implants. 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. The function can’t be compared to that of a bridge. This denture is made of plastic and metal, which affects its look. However, the installation process is simple, and natural teeth are spared.