MULTIPLE TOOTH REPLACEMENT WITH IMPLANTS IN PARKER
What are Fixed Implant Bridges?
For patients that have failing teeth or a floppy denture, dental implants are a great option to get their smile and their life back. In cases where multiple teeth are missing, our team may recommend placing a Fixed Implant Bridge. Unlike traditional partial dentures or fixed bridges, the implant supported versions restore the entire tooth roots and all allowing patients to experience superior comfort, stability, and longevity. For this reason, our team at Parker Dental Implants, frequently recommend implant supported bridges and partial dentures.
Fixed Implant Bridges maintain function, preserve the jaw bone and also restore beauty.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if fixed bridges are right for you.
During your consultation with Parker Implants, your individual condition will be evaluated, and all treatment options that are available to you will be discussed.
DO YOU PREFER SOMETHING FIXED OR REMOVABLE?
Different patients prefer different things. Some prefer something fixed that looks and feels like natural teeth but can be a little more challenging to clean while others are used to something that comes in and out and is easier to be cleaned. On the lower jaw, a removable option can have as little as two implants for something to snap in and out while fixed options need a minimum of 4 and can go up to as many as 8 implants. In the upper jaw, the minimum amount of implants needed for fixed or removable is 4 implants because of the bone being softer in the upper jaw. The minimum for the upper jaw is 4 implants and the maximum is usually around 8 implants.
Of course, there are certain situations in which patients may benefit from traditional tooth replacement options including:
Diminished jawbone density or gum tissue volume making implant placement and retention difficult and increasing the risk of implant rejection
Poor oral or overall health especially immune compromising disorders like gum disease, diabetes, and immunodeficiency disorders put patients at increased risk for implant failure and make recovery following the procedure more difficult.
Patients who have experienced difficulty during surgical procedures of any kind in the past are more likely to have adverse reactions to oral surgery.
Fixed Implant Bridges utilize dental implants placed in the jawbone and tooth-like porcelain restorations to replace missing teeth (fixed bridge). In addition to preserving the jawbone and surrounding teeth, bridges can help maintain the shape of your smile and prevent future dental complications. When teeth are missing, Fixed Implant Bridges are the most ideal dental restorations.
While a removable bridge is built to attach to surrounding teeth and can be taken out for cleaning, Fixed Implant Bridges are attached to dental implants for a permanent, worry-free solution that looks and acts like your natural teeth.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF FIXED BRIDGES?
- A long-lasting solution that maintains the structure of surrounding teeth
- Fixed Implant Bridges look, feel and function like healthy natural teeth
- A strong structure that can withstand the force of normal biting and chewing
- Restoration of normal eating, talking, and smiling without worrying about your dental prosthetic becoming loose or falling out
- Bone preservation
- A treatment option that is often less expensive than replacing every missing tooth with an implant.