Dental Implant Bridges are used when a patient has larger edentulous spaces (Bigger gaps of missing teeth) So instead of replacing each Individual tooth with a single Implant, with a correct diagnosis the doctors can determine the correct amount of Implants needed and where they need to be distributed, considering the biomechanics and biting forces as well as occlusion. This option may offer a dental tourist patient the chance to have a fixed implant bridge of 3 teeth using only 2 Dental implants. The fixed bridge is self supporting and will be permanently attached to the jawbone and ceases the need to change, alter any natural teeth remaining.
If you are missing several teeth, implant-supported bridges can replace them. Dental
implants will replace both your lost natural teeth and some of the roots.
What are the advantages of implant-supported bridges over fixed bridges or removable partial dentures?
Dental implants provide several advantages over other teeth replacement options. In addition to looking and functioning like natural teeth, implant-supported bridges replace teeth without support from adjacent natural teeth. Other common treatments for the loss of several teeth, such as fixed bridges or removable partial dentures, are dependent on support from adjacent teeth.
In addition, because implant-supported bridges will replace some of your tooth roots, your bone is better preserved. With a fixed bridge or removable partial denture, the bone that previously surrounded the tooth root may begin to resorb (deteriorate). Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact.
In the long term, implants are esthetic, functional and comfortable. Gums and bone can recede around a fixed bridge or removable partial denture, leaving a visible defect. Resorbed bone beneath bridges or removable partial dentures can lead to a collapsed, unattractive smile. The cement holding bridges in place can wash out, allowing bacteria to decay teeth that anchor the bridge. In addition, removable partial dentures can move around in the mouth and reduce your ability to eat certain foods.
Each treatment is planned on an individual basis and whilst certain patients may benefit from dental implant Bridges, our dental Team here at Dentaris are focused on achieving optimal function and aesthetics for your specific case requirements.