When designing a case to replace several missing adjacent front teeth a restorative dentist or specialist may recommend a dental implant bridge instead of individual crowns. The reason for this is that due to anatomic limitations replacing front teeth with crowns will often produce poor esthetic results.
Replacing multiple adjoining front teeth with dental implant-supported bridges will reduce your treatment cost and improve the esthetics of your smile.
Traditional implant-supported bridges can be utilized throughout the mouth eliminating placement of additional implant fixture in anatomically deficient areas or if chosen by the implant restorative dentist instead of individual tooth-for-tooth replacement.
Once the implant is fully integrated into the bone and exposed, the custom bridge can start to be made.
Typically a full mouth restoration of implant crowns bridge takes several visits.
The first visit is taking a mold of your mouth to send to lab. At this visit we also determine the shade of your tooth with YOUR approval. If you want any special request to be done to the tooth, please let us know.
The second visit, typically 1 week after the mold, is to try the framework in. The abutments have to fit in the implants. It then goes back to the lab.
The third visit is to try in the abutments and copings. This visit can sometimes take another visit pending if adjustments may need to be made. If everything fits it then goes to lab for final porcelain placement.
The last visit, typically 1 week after the framework try in, the bridges are inserted. Contacts and bite is checked to make sure maximum comfort is obtained. Shade is checked to make sure YOU are happy with the esthetics. The bridge is then cemented in. Remember, maintenance and cleaning is very important to the overall healthcare of your gums and teeth.
Say goodbye to the denture adhesive or glue! Start chewing your food with confidence knowing that you can virtually eat anything you like! Smile with confidence.
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