Dental implants are one of the most exciting and modern ways to now replace missing teeth. They are a secure fixed treatment that allows you to anchor in your new restoration (teeth) in place. The implants are placed into the jaw bone and will act like a replacement root of those missing teeth. Dental bridges are quite a traditional treatment that are used to bridge a gap in the mouth where there are missing teeth. A bridge will consist of the actual bridge to fit in the mouth, with porcelain crowns on top which will act as your new teeth. There are a few different options available when it comes to having a dental bridge in terms of how you want the bridge to be held in place.
In some cases it will even be possible to take a dental bridge and have it secured in place by dental implants. This means that your new replacement teeth will be securely held in place and will be more functional than a removable option, acting very similar to your original natural teeth.
This is very much case dependent, as there are a number of different factors that need to be taken into account. But it doesn’t necessarily mean that for the number of missing teeth you are having replaced, you will need to have the same number of implants. It is possible in some cases to securely anchor in a patients restoration with fewer implants. We offer free consultations so we can asses your teeth and gums to determine which options will be the most suitable for you.
If you are looking for a secure tooth replacement option but you are not sure which will be the most suitable treatment for you, please do not hesitate to call us today and book your free consultation.