Implant-supported bridges are similar to traditional bridges, but they are supported by implants instead of natural teeth.
Usually, two implants placed in the jawbone instead of missing teeth are connected by a bridge prosthesis.
Implant supported bridges, which are preferred when there is more than one missing tooth, also provide an advantage to reduce the pressure on the implant.
Implant-supported bridges increase the chances of success of the implant by spreading the bite force to the entire bridge, especially in patients who have the habit of clenching and grinding their teeth.
In the absence of more than one tooth, bridges or removable removable prostheses were used in traditional methods, but nowadays, with the development of implant treatment, implant treatment is now used instead of these traditional methods. Implant treatment has many advantages, but an implant is not applied to every tooth loss.
Research has shown that implants are more stable than natural teeth and an implant can carry the load of more than one natural tooth. For this reason, two implants are applied instead of three or four tooth loss and then these implants are connected with a bridge, and the loss of missing teeth can be replaced both functionally and aesthetically.
In patient-oriented treatment protocols, the minimum number of dental implants and the maximum number of teeth that these implants will carry are calculated and the most appropriate treatment plan is created for the patient to complete the missing teeth. By minimizing the number of implants, the cost of treatment is significantly reduced for the benefit of our patients. Thus, the most appropriate treatment plan is created by reducing both waiting time and cost.
In the long run, implants are aesthetic, functional and comfortable. A fixed bridge or removable denture can cause damage to the gums or bone. In addition, removable removable dentures can move in the mouth and reduce chewing ability.