When it comes to replacing multiple teeth with dental implants, Sydney dentist Dr Hugh Fleming often recommends an implant-supported dental bridge, which uses one or more implants to support a fixed dental bridge. Implant-supported bridges offer a number of significant advantages over other tooth replacement options, such as conventional bridgework and partial dentures.
Unlike conventional bridgework, implant-supported bridges are stand-alone restorations, meaning that their success is not dependent upon the health of the supporting natural teeth. Implant-supported bridges also offer a more conservative approach, as no damage to the adjacent teeth is required. By mimicking the natural tooth root, implant-supported bridges serve to stimulate the surrounding bone, helping to preserve bone height and density.
The advantages of an implant-supported bridge over a removable partial denture are considerable: there is a vast increase in chewing power and confidence due to the fact that the implant teeth are fixed, and patients often find that their sense of taste improves when their denture is replaced with a structure supported by dental implants. Annoying food entrapment, which often occurs around and under the removable partial denture, is also eliminated.
In contrast to the acrylic tooth and gum of a partial denture, dental implant supported bridgework offers a natural-looking tooth replacement option that not only improves function, but enhances your overall oral health and dental confidence.
* “Any Surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner”.
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