What is an implant bridge?
When there are multiple teeth missing in the same section of the mouth, an implant bridge provides an excellent solution for replacing these teeth. Unlike a traditional dental bridge, the artificial teeth in an implant bridge are anchored on implants on either side of the space. This option reduces the total number of implants required to replace multiple teeth, helping reduce the overall cost of the procedure.
What is the Process?
This process is very similar to that of a single implant. To begin the process, at least two small titanium cylinders are placed into the jawbone to support replacement teeth. These titanium dental implants fuse with your bone and provide a permanent anchorage for a bridge. This process of osseointegration can take anywhere between 3-6 months. During this period of healing, temporary bridges or dentures can be made to help with cosmetic concerns. After the implants become stable, a bridge can be cemented or screwed into place.