BRIDGES held in by IMPLANTS
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Benefits of non-removable bridge on implants:
In the sample case below, three teeth that don't have a real tooth behind them are being replaced by a non-removable bridge. Alternatively, a removable partial denture could be placed, but it can't offer the same stability, esthetics, or function of a non-removable bridge.
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. It’s not unusual for implants to last decades. Ten-year survival rates of integrated implants are around 95%.
- The only non-removable alternative in this situation.
- A stable, secure solution that lets you eat what you want
- Preserves your facial appearance and prevents bone loss
After the initial examination, you can expect 4-5 additional visits until the final fixed bridge is permanently attached. It is normal to experience some minor bruising and swelling in the gum and soft tissue afterwards. Any discomfort is usually treated with an ordinary painkiller. You should expect to be able to work the next day.
The cost listed below is for an implant bridge that replaces THREE missing teeth as in the illustrations below. This cost wouldn’t include any bone grafts, special temporaries, special computerized 3 dimensional x-rays if needed, or extractions that are necessary. It does include the surgical placement of 2 implants, the final bridge on the implants, and all of the implant parts necessary to attach the bridge to the implants.
- $6000 (less if your insurance pays for some of the treatment)
COURSE OF TREATMENT
INSTALLING THE FIXED BRIDGE– STEP-BY-STEP
The course of treatment described here is one of several options available. Consult your dentist to find out what the best solution is for you, given your specific condition.
|1: Before the procedure
Three teeth at back end of the mouth are missing. The best replacement alternative is installing a non-removable bridge. The bridge contains all teeth in one piece and is anchored on dental implants.
|2: Installing the implants
First, the implants are installed. This is normally done in a single session. A temporary bridge may be placed at the same time, making it possible for you to function like normal almost immediately after leaving the dentist.
|3: Attaching the bridge
The implants need to integrate with the jawbone before the permanent bridge is attached. This is normally done 3-6 months after the implant installation. The time will vary, depending on the teeth affected and the estheticl demands.
|4: 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 appearance. However, the installation process is fairly simple. Click this link for more information about partial dentures: link to partial dentures
Allen Park Family Dental
Michael J. Passera, DDS
6760 Allen Road, Suite 201
Allen Park, MI 48101