Multiple Teeth Replacement
Fixed bridges anchored to dental implants are the only fixed alternative to traditional dentures. For multiple lost teeth, a fixed bridge will restore strength and stability to the smile and will preserve the jawbone and facial appearance.
This is a predictable and secure treatment that restores full functionality to the teeth, improving speech and eating abilities.
The course of treatment for multiple teeth replacement will take 4-5 visits to the dentist’s office. Minor swelling and bruising are to be expected in the soft tissue and gums but can be easily treated with over-the-counter painkillers.
Course of Treatment for Fixed Bridge Delivery
INSTALLING THE FIXED BRIDGE– STEP-BY-STEP
There are a handful of options available for those with multiple missing teeth, but the best solution our Crown Heights dentists recommend is getting a fixed bridge.
|1: Before the procedure
Three posterior teeth at the end of the arch are missing. There is only one ideal replacement option and that is a fixed bridge. The bridge is multiple teeth one porcelain piece and is anchored onto dental implants.
|2: Installing the implant
At the first dental appointment, the Brooklyn dentist will install the dental implants in the affected area. This can usually be done in a single visit. A temporary bridge will be placed at this time. It will last you until your next visit. You can expect to go back to work the next day.
|3: Attaching the bridge
The bridge will be attached to the implants at the next dental appointment. This is normally done 1-2 months after the installation of the implants depending on what teeth are affected and the esthetical demands.
|4: End result
Once the permanent bridge is placed, your new teeth will function just like natural dentition!
Fixed Bridge Alternatives
Removable partial denture
One common alternative to fixed bridges is plastic and metal dentures. These are often thought to be complicated to use and uncomfortable, which is why most dentists recommend bridges. However, dentures are the simpler and less invasive option.
Dentures are made up of many parts and are expensive to fabricate, but the fitting and placement process is very simple. They do not affect the remaining natural teeth like fixed bridges do.
If you have questions or concerns about fixed bridges and multiple teeth replacement options in Brooklyn, NY, please contact Brooklyn Dentist. We treat patients in Fort Greene, Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights, Crown Heights, and other parts of the borough.