Implant Retained Fixed Bridge
Implant-retained fixed bridges are a type of dental prosthesis that replaces missing teeth using dental implants. They consist of two or more implants that are surgically placed into the jawbone and act as artificial tooth roots, which support a dental bridge. This type of restoration is commonly used to replace multiple missing teeth, where conventional dental bridges may not be feasible due to insufficient support from remaining teeth.
One of the advantages of implant-retained fixed bridges is their stability and longevity. Dental implants integrate with the jawbone, providing a secure foundation for the bridge. This means that the bridge is firmly anchored in place and does not require any support from adjacent teeth. In addition, dental implants are made of biocompatible materials such as titanium, which are resistant to decay and can last a lifetime with proper care.
Another benefit of implant-retained fixed bridges is their natural appearance and function. The bridge is custom-made to match the shape, size, and color of the surrounding teeth, providing a seamless and aesthetically pleasing result. Moreover, the bridge does not interfere with speech or eating, allowing patients to enjoy their favorite foods and speak with confidence.
Implant-retained fixed bridges also help preserve the integrity of the surrounding teeth and jawbone. When a tooth is lost, the surrounding teeth may shift or tilt towards the empty space, leading to bite problems and even gum disease. Dental implants, however, prevent this from happening by providing a stable foundation for the bridge and stimulating the surrounding bone tissue, preventing bone loss.
Finally, implant-retained fixed bridges are relatively easy to maintain. Patients are advised to brush and floss their teeth regularly, and visit their dentist for periodic check-ups and cleanings. Unlike removable dentures, implant-retained fixed bridges do not require any special cleaning solutions or adhesives, making them a convenient and hassle-free option for patients with missing teeth.
If you are interested in knowing more about a Implant Retained Fixed Bridge, visit our team at Oral Solutions NW. To set up an appointment, give us a call at (971) 447-0164.