Multiple Tooth Implants
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 advantages of implant-supported bridges over fixed bridges or removable partial dentures?
A dental implant provides several advantages over other tooth replacement options. In addition to looking and functioning like a natural tooth, implant-supported bridges replace teeth without support from adjacent natural teeth. The other common treatment for the loss of several teeth, such as fixed bridges, or removable partial dentures is dependent on support from adjacent teeth.
In the long-term, implants are esthetic, functional and comfortable. Gums can recede around a fixed bridge or removable partial denture, leaving a visible defect. Resorbed bone beneath or removable partial dentures can lead to a collapsed, unattractive smile. The cement holding bridges 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.