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 replace your lost back teeth will give you 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. In some cases you can 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 periodontist to find out what the best solution is for you, given your specific condition.
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|1: Before the procedure|
The last three teeth on the lower right are missing. The only real replacement alternative is to install 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 placed. 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 normally almost immediately after leaving the periodontist .
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|3: Attaching the bridge|
The implants need to integrate with the bone before the permanent bridge is attached. This normally takes 1-2 months after the implant placement. The time will vary, depending on the teeth affected and the esthetic demands.
|4: End result|
The new bridge will handle pressure just like your natural teeth. 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. Its function cannot 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.