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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
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 aesthetic, 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.
BENEFITS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
- They are fixed in your mouth, so you don’t take them out at night
- They don’t move around your mouth like dentures
- They don’t get loose
- It’s a great long-term solution for missing teeth
- You can create a cosmetically enhanced mouth
- Your new teeth will look like natural teeth
- You will be able to eat and chew your food comfortably and without embarrassment
- Your mouth will look younger again
HOW LONG WILL MULTIPLE IMPLANTS TAKE?
Dental implants can be a useful adjunct to many dental treatments. We will provide a detailed evaluation and complete comprehensive dental assessment to decipher the best and most appropriate treatment for you. In general the treatment can take from a single day up to six months. You will be provided with provisional teeth during the healing process.
We will start the process with a highly detailed and thorough comprehensive examination and assessment. Part of the assessment will include a 3D CBCT scan where we will be able to plan your treatment. We will then construct a customised treatment plan and design your implant treatment.
Your new implant(s) will be surgically placed in your mouth.
On this review appointment, which normally is 7-14 days after the surgery, the dentist will assess your healing and make sure everything is going as planned.
Records and impression will be taken to construct the top part (post and crown) of the implant.
The final part of the implant (post and crown) will be fitted.
This appointment gives you the opportunity to have any further refining cosmetic enhancements or minor adjustments.
A bespoke recall appointment in order to maintain your oral health and prevent failure and oral diseases.