Implant Supported Fixed Bridge
Losing all your natural teeth can threaten your health as well as your sense of well-being. It makes many people feel old before their time, which in turn causes them to avoid interacting with others. Fortunately, you don’t have to resign to a lifetime of isolating yourself and never smiling. An implanted supported fixed bridge restores your mouth to full functionality.
How Implanted Supported Fixed Bridges Work
It can take as little as two months and as long as six months to complete the process of receiving full mouth dental implants. It is important to understand this from the beginning so you know exactly what to expect. While you naturally want your new smile right away, Dr. Patton needs to allow enough time for bonding of the new implants. This enables them to provide strong support for the dental bridge he installs in the future. Fortunately, you don’t have to remain toothless until then. Dr. Patton will fit you for a set of temporary dentures while you’re going through this process.
Once bonding is complete, Dr. Patton installs the extension that allow the replacement teeth to remain securely attached in your mouth. For the final step, he tightens the rods of your implants so they can hold your new dentures.
A Tooth Loss Solution You Can Live With
Dr. Patton spends considerable time making sure that your dental implants are as comfortable as possible and that the healing process from their installation goes well. He also ensures that your new replacement teeth look as white and natural as possible. Once your implant supported full mouth dentures are in place, you will understand why people choose this option over removable dentures.
One thing patients consistently state is that this method is so much more comfortable. Some people never get used to the way that a piece of plastic covering the roof of their mouth feels. With implants keeping your new teeth in place, you don’t have to.
Fixed bridges and dental implants are functionally no different than natural teeth. They provide you with the same strong bite as well as the ability to articulate your words. Unlike removable dentures, you don’t have to be concerned with facial sagging or the loss of bone with an implant supported fixed bridge. In fact, your new teeth will feel so natural that you will forget they are not. Please contact Joshua Family Dentistry if you’re ready to restore your smile and improve your oral health for a lifetime.