Out of all these options, the implant-supported bridge is the treatment most periodontologists recommended for patients who have several teeth missing.
The Problem with Missing Teeth
Missing teeth can affect your speech, your bite and the quality of foods you eat on a daily basis. Researchers found that patients who fail to replace missing teeth can actually suffer up to 25 percent bone loss in their jaw within the first year.
Fortunately, all these problems can be mitigated when you opt to have dental implants in place of a missing tooth or teeth.
The permanent treatments for replacing several teeth involve investing in crowns, bridges or implants. Unlike dentures and removable partial dentures, dental implants and fixed bridges are designed to be permanent inside your mouth. The fixed bridge treatment involves drilling down the adjacent teeth, and is often recommended for patients who aren't suitable for dental implants.
Implants Supporting Crowns and Bridges
Dental implants work well if you already have crowns or a bridge. The new implant can serve as a foundation that provides additional support to the bridge or crowns already in place. These implants help add support to existing bridge work, dentures and individual teeth without damaging the healthy teeth.
When properly cared for, your implants can be a comfortable, more attractive replacement that last you a lifetime. Thus, if you want a permanent and more stable treatment for your missing teeth, choose dental implants over temporary crowns or dentures.
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