When multiple teeth are missing, an implant based fixed bridge anchored to dental implants has been proven to be the best method for restoration.
Traditional dentures can't offer the same stability or function; and tooth supported fixed bridges have many pitfalls that involve grinding down adjacent teeth that are otherwise very healthy. Using implants as a fixed bridge have provided new and unparalleled strength and stability; as well as preserving your facial appearance and preventing bone loss.
Alternatives to implant fixed bridge
Removable partial denture
This alternative is often perceived as uncomfortable and a bit complicated to use. Function can’t be compared to that of a bridge. This denture is made of plastic and metal, which affects its look. It is quite expensive to fabricate due to its many parts. However, the installation process is simple, and natural teeth are spared.
Tooth-supported fixed bridge
A traditional bridge involves grinding down adjacent teeth to support the bridge. It is a stable solution with good esthetics and function that is fairly easy to install. However, this alternative has two main disadvantages: continuous bone resorbtion (bone loss) in the edentulous area, and sacrificing nearby healthy teeth on behalf of the bridge.
Dear Dr. Basta,
Just wanted to thank you once again for doing such a great job on my implant which was way overdue anyway. I wished I did it sooner, but then again, I'm glad I was referred to you.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA