If you are missing several teeth, implant-supported bridges could be the solution for you. 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?
Dental implants provide several advantages over other teeth replacement options. In addition to looking and functioning like natural teeth, implant-supported bridges replace teeth without support from adjacent natural teeth. Other common treatments for the loss of several teeth, such as fixed bridges or removable partial dentures, are dependent on support from adjacent teeth.
Additionally, because implant-supported bridges will replace some of your tooth roots, your bone is better preserved. With a fixed bridge or removable partial denture, the bone that previously surrounded the tooth roots begin to resorb (deteriorate). Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact.
In the long term, implants provide better facial aesthetics and are more functional and comfortable.
- Gums and bone can recede around a fixed bridge or removable partial denture, leaving a visible defect.
- The gradual breakdown of bone beneath bridges or removable partial dentures can lead to an unattractive smile.
- The adhesive used to hold bridges in place can wash out, allowing bacteria to build and decay teeth that support the bridge.
- Removable partial dentures can move around in the mouth and reduce your ability to eat certain foods.
If you would like to replace several missing teeth, call us on 0115 981 6986 or book a consultation and find out whether you are suitable for implant treatment.