Multiple Teeth Replacement
SEVERAL TEETH MISSING
Benefits with fixed bridge or individual crowns over implants:
In this case, when replacing
three teeth in the far back of the mouth, implants are the only options other than a partial denture.
Having dental implants replacing your lost back teeth will give you new, unparalleled strength and stability that
allows you function well and 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, a detailed treatment plan will be put together by
your implant dentist in San
Antonio. Implants are placed and allowed to heal, then individual crowns or fixed bridges are placed.
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COURSE OF TREATMENT
INSTALLING THE FIXED BRIDGE– STEP-BY-STEP
The course of treatment described here is one of several options available. Consult your oral maxillo facial surgeon 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 implants.
|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 oral maxillofacial surgeon's office.
|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 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.