A number of patients need to have multiple teeth removed, causing a large gap in their bite, speech impediments, and more. Using dental implants as a method to replace the missing teeth is a great way to enhance your smile and maintain proper oral health. Implant supported teeth are permanently fixed in the mouth, allowing a patient to have a permanent solution for missing teeth. Several missing teeth can easily be treated with the use of dental implants. Dental implants will be placed next to natural teeth, and those teeth must be healthy for effective placement. If you do not have enough bone to support the implants, you will need to undergo bone augmentation or grafting to build the bone up and make it strong enough for implants.
Multiple Tooth Dental Implants Bridge
Some patients choose to opt for an implant bridge, which means not every tooth will be replaced by the implants. A bridge needs to have one or more implants placed to the side to support the bridge. There can be multiple teeth replaced with a dental implant supported bridge. The benefit of a dental implant supported bridge is that it costs less and provides an aesthetically pleasing smile.
A dentist will need to evaluate your oral health situation to determine if you are an eligible patient for a dental implant bridge. A bridge can be done in the anterior of the mouth where the biting force is not as heavy. Ideally, the best place for a dental bridge is the lower jaw where the biting force on the bridge is significantly reduced.