Implant-Supported Prosthesis (Fixed)
If all your lower or upper teeth are missing, a permanent bridge may be attached directly to the implants. The number of implants is determined by the specific requirements of each case.
The implants are positioned just below the gum tissue and given time to fuse with the bone. Temporary abutments may be placed on the implants until the healing phase is complete. Your existing denture may be modified so that it can be worn without disturbing the implants during the healing process.
Dental implant-supported bridges not only replace a couple missing teeth in an arch they are likewise a viable option for replacing an entire arch of missing teeth. Other treatments for the loss of natural teeth in an arch are fully detachable dentures. Dental implant-supported fixed bridges permit the replacement of the natural teeth with a fixed (non-removable) re-mediation. Other treatments for the loss of a number of missing out on teeth, such as bridges and detachable partial dentures depend on assistance from surrounding teeth. Dental implant supported bridges replace teeth without support from adjacent natural teeth.
When the standard method of implant installation, the shortest full-recovery time frame is about five months in the lower jaw and 7 months in the upper jaw. More recently, however, our experts have been positioning an implant and crown in a single visit, making it possible to drastically shorten an expedite the healing process.
Prior to receiving an implant-supported bridge, you will have to have dental implants installed within your jaw. These posts will supply the essential structure to support a bridge. A dental implant is a little post made from titanium or zirconia that is embedded within the bone to replace a natural tooth’s roots.
At your go-to Vancouver implant centre, Apple Dental Implant Centre, two surgical treatments generally are needed to put and prepare the implant. During the first surgery, the implant is placed in the jaw and covered with gum tissue. The dental professional then waits three to six months. At the end of the recovery period, a second surgical treatment is done to expose the implant so that the bridge can be put. You will be fitted for a custom bridge that screws directly into the implants. The screw holes will be covered after insertion.
During the treatment, we will make small cuts in the gums and insert the posts into the jawbone. The areas will require approximately four to six months to heal while the implants fuse with the jawbone in a process called osseointegration. When the posts have fully healed and can stand up to the pressure and bite force associated with chewing and speaking, we will be able to attach your permanent dental bridge.
Implant-supported bridges can greatly enhance your oral health too. After teeth fall out or are extracted, the underlying bone structure can begin to deteriorate because it is no longer getting stimulation from the tooth’s roots. Dental implants are created to change the natural tooth’s roots and supply this stimulation to the jawbone. Implant-supported bridges will avoid future bone loss and defend against the loosening of surrounding teeth.
Your new teeth are firmly supported by the jaw, stimulating it and halting bone loss. Your Oakridge Apple implant dentist will be able to remove the prosthesis when necessary for cleaning and maintenance.
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