Whenever you are missing several teeth, getting a bridge is one of the first options you are likely to consider. Choosing to get an implant supported bridge is a great choice, and it is far better for your teeth, and your appearance, than traditional bridges are. They serve as a replacement for your teeth, as well as some of your tooth roots. Having an implant porcelain bridge for teeth replacement can offer some excellent advantages over fixed bridges and removable partial dentures.
When you utilize an implant porcelain bridge as a means of having replacement teeth, you will have very natural looking replacements. Since the bridge makes use of the implants that will go into your jaw, it means they are independent from the other teeth and will not require them for support. This is one of the drawbacks of traditional bridges. They require support from the surrounding teeth, and this often causes damage to those teeth.
Those who use a traditional denture have other problems, such as slipping and pain caused by the denture. In addition, using a denture or a bridge does nothing for the bone beneath, as regular teeth and implants do. They help to stimulate the bone, so you do not have to worry about losing bone mass in the jaw. Since the implant porcelain bridge has these anchors in your mouth to hold everything in place, it means that you will be able to eat all of the foods that you want to eat without worrying about it slipping around in your mouth.
Getting the Implants
The procedure for an implant porcelain bridge will require that you have screws placed into your jaw. During the following several months, generally between two and six months, the implants and the bone heal and bond. You can have temporary teeth worn over them at that time so you do not have to worry about being without teeth. In some cases, you may need to have a second procedure that will uncover the implants and attach extensions to them. This is not always necessary. It depends on the patient, and your dentist will explain which is best for you.
Then, you will have your replacement bridge completed and be able to attach it to the abutments in your mouth. They attach very easily and it is quite simple to keep your implant bridge clean with adequate care. When you finish the process, you will have more confidence in your smile!