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Benefits with fixed bridge on Implants
In this case, when replacing three teeth in the far 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 lost 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
It is normal to experience some minor bruising and swelling in the gum and soft tissue after wards. Any discomfort is usually treated with an ordinary painkiller. You should expect to be able to work the next day.
Installing the fixed bridge– step-by-step
The course of treatment described here is one of several options available.
1: Before the procedure
Three teeth at back end 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: Attaching the bridge
The implants need to integrate with the jawbone before the permanent bridge is attached. This is normally done 4-6 months after the implant installation. The time will vary, depending on the teeth affected and the aesthetical demands.
3: 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.
Alternatives to fixed bridge
Removable partial denture
This alternative is often perceived as uncomfortable and a bit complicated to use. Function can’t be compared to that of a bridge. This denture is made of plastic 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.