Several teeth replacement

Several teeth replacement

If multiple teeth are missing in different parts of the mouth, several single tooth implants are good replacement restorations. If multiple teeth are missing within the same region, several missing teeth can sometimes be replaced with fewer implants because dental implants are stronger than the natural tooth roots. This solution includes having implant fixed bridges done.

An implant fixed bridge is very much like a conventional bridge except the support is actually over implants rather than natural teeth. The implants themselves act as man-made roots. A great advantage is that this is that it is self-supporting unlike conventional tooth-supported bridges that put a heavier load on the remaining teeth.

When two or three adjacent teeth are missing, a bridge may be the treatment of choice depending on the condition of the teeth next to the space and the bone supporting these teeth. The more missing teeth to be replaced, the greater the force placed on the remaining teeth which support the artificial teeth.

In some cases, when there are not enough teeth, a conventional bridge is not possible and a removable retrial denture will have to be considered to replace the missing teeth. A partial denture spreads the force to the adjacent teeth as well as to the underlying bone and gum tissue. A removable partial denture is less expensive than a conventional bridge. However, a partial denture is more bulky and less stable than a bridge and metal clasps will frequently be seen when smiling. In some cases, the partial denture may cause deterioration of the natural teeth due to excessive forces.

When an implant is placed in the space where the teeth are missing, it can help by absorbing some of the load created by chewing forces and therefore make it easier for the adjacent natural teeth to withstand the forces. When an implant is placed in the space where the teeth are missing, a bridge may be considered instead of a removable partial denture.

Treatment step of implant fixed bridge for several teeth replacement

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.

Installing  Implant  Fixed Bridge For Several Teeth 

Fixed Bridge For Several Teeth : Before the procedure

1: Before the procedure 
Three teeth at back end of the mouth are missing. The bridge contains all teeth in one piece and is anchored on dental implants.

Fixed Bridge For Several Teeth : Installing the implants

2: Installing the implants 
First, the implants are installed. This is normally done in a single session. If conventional implants are done, a healing abutment or cover screw is placed on and left about 2 months to integrate with the jawbone before the next step is taken. If immediate loaded implants can be done, 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.

Fixed Bridge For Several Teeth : Attaching the bridge

3: Attaching the bridge 
The final step is the making and placing of the bridge. The new tooth is installed for permanently.

Fixed Bridge For Several Teeth : End result

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.

Benefits of having Implants with Fixed Bridge for several teeth missing

  • Strong & stable (tightly fixed)
  • The only fixed alternative in situation where gaps at the rear end or where there are no natural teeth available for fixed bridge abutment support
  • A stable, secure solution that lets you eat what you want
  • Gives better strength and stability than dentures
  • Preserves your facial appearance and prevents bone loss
  • Gives a nice natural smile
  • Offers a long-lasting solution, often for life
  • Renewed confidence and improved quality of life as well
  • No more caries for dental implant
  • Save adjacent teeth. Prevents bone loss and existing teeth from drifting into surrounding space of the missing teeth
  • Correct an altered bite