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ALL TEETH MISSING

Benefits of a fixed bridge on implants
When all teeth are missing or in such condition that they need to be replaced, a fixed bridge anchored to dental implants is the best permanent solution

Before dental implants, there were no fixed solution available for people who lost all their teeth. Today, it is possible to replace a full jaw with dental implants and a fixed bridge that results in a permanent, stable and high esthetic solution.

  • Lets you eat and function like having natural teeth
  • A solid, stable solution that will serve you for life
  • Preserves your facial appearance and prevents bone loss 

Treatment:
The treatment procedure and number of visits is largely dependent on the specific conditions. But all in all, 8-10 visits should be enough to have a fixed bridge installed. Most patients report that they were much more comfortable following the procedure than they had anticipated.

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COURSE OF TREATMENT

PLACEMENT OF THE FIXED BRIDGE– STEP-BY-STEP

The course of treatment described here is one of several options available. Consult with Dr. Fatehi to find out what the best solution is for you, given your specific condition.

     
1: Before the procedure
Dr. Fatehi determines what needs to be done and prepares both himself and you for the proposed treatment procedure.
  2: Installing the implants
The first step is the placement of dental implants to replace the lost tooth roots. In this illustration, five implants are inserted. Temporary teeth are attached that enable you to eat and function like normal while waiting for the permanent bridge to be placed.

     
3: Attaching the bridge
After 3 months of implant healing, abutments (posts) are attached to the top of the implants and your general dentist secures the final bridge.
  4: End result
Your new teeth should be hard to tell from natural – both for you and others. Patients who have had traditional dentures often describe this as an overwhelming and very positive experience.

 


 
ALTERNATIVES TO AN IMPLANT SUPPORTED FIXED BRIDGE

  An alternative to a fixed bridge is a removable overdenture, which is anchored on implants. The old fashioned denture has many disadvantages and should be avoided if possible.
  Removable, implant anchored overdenture
A removable full denture that is connected to either a ball or bar attachment, which in turn is anchored on two or more implants in the front part of the jaw.

The implants help keep the denture in place and provide better function and comfort. Cost is usually the reason why this solution is chosen over implant supported fixed bridge.
  Removable full denture
A denture that is loosely placed on top of the gum to cover the lost teeth. This alternative has no real advantages – except for its low cost, avoiding surgery and quick delivery.

The disadvantages are many: discomfort in eating, poor esthetics, affected speech, and sore gums from denture movement. Moreover, a full denture placed in the upper jaw severely reduces the sense of taste as it covers the palate.



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