How does an Implant-Supported Bridge work?

An implant supported bridge is a great way to replace multiple missing teeth and restore both the aesthetics and function of your mouth. The dental implants are placed on either side of the space requiring support.  It typically requires multiple appointments to complete the process.

Dental Implants provide a permanent solution to replace the missing teeth by mimicking their root structure. It also allows you to replace multiple missing teeth when it may not be feasible to place multiple implants that would allow for individual restorations. 

First of all, your doctor uses a state of the art scanner to image your mouth in 3D. This process is used to plan out your implant placement and design a temporary bridge for you. 

Next, the area is prepared and the implants are placed into the bone along with the special healing caps.  A temporary restoration can be placed over the area while you heal and your doctor will closely monitor the healing process. Once healed, the healing caps are removed and scanning posts are placed in the implants. 

Next, another scan is performed on the healed area to design the abutments for your bridge, which will serve as the base to support it.  Once the abutments are ready, they are placed into the implant and another scan is done for the purpose of designing your final bridge.  When the bridge is finished, your doctor will make final adjustments and secure it into place. 

Finally, with your bridge placement complete, your teeth are restored to optimal shape and function.  They will continue to stabilise, protect and preserve the surrounding teeth and tissue. 

Talk to Dr Luc at Complete Dental to see if this option is appropriate for you.

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