A fixed implant bridge involves the placement of two or more dental implants. The implants provide stability and stimulate the surrounding bone to prevent significant bone loss. Crowns are then fabricated and connected to the implants with a centre crown that sits over the gums.
Bridges on implants are an exceptionally stable and long term solution for multiple missing teeth.
Step by step - multiple teeth
Some people lose teeth in the back of the mouth. This is typically
caused by gum infection (periodontitis) or by teeth cracking due to previous fillings.
Between two and four dental implants are installed for a dental implant
bridge. This solution does not affect your own teeth. The bridge will
function for many years, regardless of the condition of your existing teeth.
Abutments are attached to the dental implants. The next step
is to fit a bridge; the new set of teeth is placed on the abutments.
The dental implant bridge is now in place and can withstand
the strong chewing forces that occur in the back of the mouth. It feels
and functions like natural teeth.
Missing multiple teeth
William always had a problem with looseness of the lower front teeth. They eventually became so loose they had to be removed. He tried a lower denture to replace these teeth but struggled to keep it in the mouth when talking and eating. We placed two implants to hold a three tooth bridge and the beneficial results are clear.
Losing your back teeth makes a real difference to being able to enjoy your food. Paul was faced with being unable to chew properly on the right hand side. A lower partial denture would always lift at the back as there was nothing to hold it in place. With the simple addition of two teeth in this area, Paul was able to function on this side again and eat all he things he used to before he lost the teeth.