Replacing Several Teeth
If you are missing more than one tooth, implant-supported bridges can replace them. Dental implants in Miami could replace both your lost natural teeth and some of the roots.
What are the advantages of implant-supported bridges over fixed bridges or removable partial dentures?
Implant-supported bridges look and function like natural teeth without altering healthy adjacent natural teeth. Other common treatments for the loss of several teeth, such as fixed bridges or removable partial dentures, are dependent on support from adjacent teeth.
Your bone is better preserved because implant-supported bridges will replace some of your missing tooth roots. With a fixed bridge or removable partial denture, the bone that previously surrounded the tooth root may begin to resorb (deteriorate). Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and strong.
In the long term, implants are esthetic, functional and comfortable. Gums and bone can deteriorate around a fixed bridge or removable partial denture, leaving a visible defect. Damaged bone beneath bridges or removable partial dentures can lead to facial collapsed as well as an unattractive smile. The cement holding bridges in place can wash out, allowing bacteria to decay teeth that anchor the bridge. In addition, removable partial dentures are retained by wires that show and can move around in the mouth reducing your ability to eat certain foods.