A full fixed-in-place bridge anchored to dental implants is the best permanent solution when all teeth are missing or in such condition that they need to be replaced.
Before dental implants, there were no fixed solutions available for people who lost all their teeth. Many settled for dentures that stayed on the gums with adhesive, but denture patients found that dentures caused almost as many problems as they solved.
With the advances in implant dentistry, it is now possible to replace a full set of teeth with dental implants and a fixed bridge that results in a permanent, stable, beautiful, natural-looking solution. You can find these advances as well as a singularly qualified professional here at Dobro Dental Implants!
Unlike dentures, a fixed bridge secured on dental implants:
- Lets you eat and function like having natural teeth by restoring 100% of your natural biting force on healthy teeth.
- Provides a solid, stable solution that will serve you for life.
- Preserves your facial appearance.
- Prevents bone loss and jawbone shrinkage.
COURSE OF TREATMENT FOR FULL ARCH REPLACEMENT
The treatment procedure and number of visits required for placing dental implants and installing a fixed bridge on them is largely dependent on the specific conditions. In general, it may require about 8-10 visits to have a permanent fixed bridge installed, though usually you can have a transitional fixed-in-place bridge the very same day of the implant procedure.
Most patients report that they were much more comfortable following the procedure than they had anticipated.
As with any dental procedure we perform at Dobro Dental Implants in Gush Etzion, the course of treatment will be specific to your individual needs. Through an initial complimentary consultation in our Gush Etzion office, we can better determine and explain the treatment plan and procedures involved that are specific to your situation.
What is described here is the general steps involved in receiving a fixed-in-place bridge to replace a full set of teeth.
The first step to replacing a full arch of teeth is a complimentary consultation with Dr. Dobro in Gush Etzion. Through the complimentary consultation, he can determine what needs to be done and prepare both himself and you as the patient for the coming treatment procedure.
The first step to replacing a full arch with a fixed bridge is installing dental implants to replace the lost tooth roots. In this case, five dental implants are used. Temporary teeth are attached that enable you to eat and function like normal while waiting for the permanent fixed bridge to be installed.
3: Attaching the fixed bridge
Once the gum tissue has completely healed and the implants have fused with the jawbone, the permanent fixed bridge is securely installed on top of the dental implants. With a full jaw replacement like this, it normally takes 3-4 visits to have the fixed bridge completely attached.