Dental bridges are designed to help replace multiple missing teeth, by replacing the natural bridge in your mouth, which will then bridge gaps where missing teeth are. The bridge will be fully loaded with porcelain crowns which will then act as your new teeth.
Bridges will not only improve the overall aesthetics of your smile by replacing gaps in the mouth with a full smile, but it will also help the patient regain the functionality that was lost e.g. eating, chewing, speaking etc.
This very much depends on your case, and where the exact locations of your missing teeth are. We offer free consultations so we can assess your teeth and discuss the most suitable gap management options that are available to you.
Implant retained bridges are considered the gold standard for gap management options as the implants are placed within the jawbone, which will then fuse with the jaw for maximum stability.
This is again a very case dependent question, as it does depend on the exact locations of the gaps in your mouth and what bone is available and the angles at which the implants can be place for maximum efficiency. If you have 3 missing teeth, it doesn’t necessarily mean you will require 3 implants to secure that bridge in place – it might be possible to anchor the bridge in with 2 implants. But we will always asses your options at the free consultation to give you all the information you need to make an educated decision on how you would like to proceed.
If you are interested in exploring your options, please do not hesitate to call us today and book your free consultation.