Multiple Tooth Replacement
Dental Implant Treatments for Multiple Missing Teeth
For patients missing multiple teeth, finding the right restoration can be challenging. To help individuals regain full dental function and aesthetics, our Bayside dentist combines traditional restorations with dental implants to create long-lasting, beautiful smiles. Learn more about implant-supported bridges here, and schedule your dental implant consultation with Dr. Bieber today!
The Benefits of Dental Implant Bridges
When replacing three teeth in the 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 replacing your missing 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
What to Expect During Implant Treatment
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 anti-inflammatory or pain medication. You should expect to be able to work the next day.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Placing Dental Implant Bridges
The course of treatment described here is one of several options available. Consult your dentist to find out what the best solution is for you, given your specific condition.
|1: Before the procedure
Three teeth in back 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 dentist.
|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 esthetic 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.
Alternative to Fixed Bridges
||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 acrylic 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.