Implant Supported Bridgework
When multiple teeth are missing and need to be replaced, there are several options: conventional fixed bridges where remaining teeth are drilled down and used as anchors, allowing missing teeth to be replaced; removable dentures made of acrylic base and teeth which can move around in the mouth; and implant supported bridgework utilizing multiple implants.
In the long term, implant bridgework is the better choice. In addition to being comfortable and aesthetically pleasing, implant bridgework functions like natural teeth. Dental implants allow preservation of the jawbone by eliminating bone resorption.
Benefits of Dental Implants:
Loss of natural teeth can dramatically alter your facial appearance and affect your attitude towards life. Missing teeth can lead to loss of self-esteem and embarrassment. Dental implants can help you regain your natural smile, improving your appearance and self-confidence. They can also increase your comfort by eliminating loose fitting complete and partial dentures. Dental implants acts to stop the deterioration in the jawbone, which occurs when the natural teeth are lost. Overall health is improved with the ability to eat virtually anything with ease, and self-confidence is renewed with the knowledge that appearance is natural once again.
Can I Receive Dental Implants?
Dental implants can replace missing teeth for people of all ages, young and old. Nearly everyone is a candidate for dental implants, and there are very few medical conditions that would rule out dental implant treatment. As part of your treatment evaluation, your dental team will carefully review your medical and oral health and examine the condition of your teeth and gums, as well as the amount and quality of your jawbone. Specific x-rays and study models of your teeth will help your prosthodontist determine whether you are a candidate for dental implants.