Crowns and implant-supported denture

Fixed bridge

In cases of complete tooth loss or when teeth are in such a condition that it is preferable to extract or replace them, a fixed bridge anchored to implants is the right solution.

Advantages of a fixed bridge on implants:

  • Lets you eat and function the same way as with natural teeth
  • Offers a permanent, solid and stable solution
  • Preserves facial appearance and prevents bone loss

With a fixed bridge, it makes it harder for you and others to tell your new teeth from your natural teeth. People that have had traditional dentures before having a fixed bridge often report that their experience has been extremely positive.

The duration of the treatment depends on each patient’s specific condition. In general, 8 to 10 visits are sufficient to install a fixed bridge.

Removable hybrid prosthesis on implants

A complete removable prosthesis is connected with abutements, retentive anchors or bars that are fixed on two or more implants at the front of the jaw.

Implants help to maintain the prosthesis in place while allowing improved masticatory function and great comfort. The cost of the prosthesis plays a significant role in choosing a removable one over a fixed one. However, results cannot be compared.

Complete removable prosthesis

A complete prosthesis is placed on the gums and covers missing teeth. This solution offers no significant advantage except for its low cost and easy installation.

However, there are many disadvantages:

  • Discomfort when eating
  • Low esthetic quality
  • Change in speech
  • Gum sensitivity due to prosthesis moving

Also, a complete prosthesis that is placed on the upper jaw affects the way food tastes in a significant way.

 

Crowns and implant-supported denture

SINGLE TOOTH REPLACEMENT

Ceramic crown on implant

When both the tooth and root are damaged, the best permanent solution consists in replacing them by a ceramic crown on implant. This has the advantage to work just like a natural tooth in addition to providing:

  • Instantly functional dentition
  • Shorter treatment and minimal pain
  • Remarkable esthetic results
  • Definitive solution

Such a procedure usually requires 4 in-clinic visits to the dentist. The day after your implant has been installed, you should be able to go to work.

Fixed bridge on natural teeth 

The traditional method consists in making a cast of the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth so that they support the bridge. A fixed bridge on natural teeth is a stable solution that works and looks well, and is easy to put into place. However, this alternative has two main disadvantages:

  • Continuous bone resorption of the toothless area
  • Destruction of two healthy teeth to make room for the bridge

Removable partial prosthesis 

This is not a permanent solution to teeth loss. The prosthesis is not firmly placed. Its unstableness affects function and comfort. The removable partial prosthesis is made out of plastic material that cannot create a sophisticated look like ceramic does. However, the advantages are:

 

  • Teeth adjacent to the missing tooth remain intact
  • The prosthesis can be easily installed
  • Relatively inexpensive

 

Resin sealed bridge

This alternative has some undeniable advantages:

  • Quick installation
  • Works well
  • Highly esthetical (made of ceramic)
  • Natural teeth are not altered

However, it cannot be perceived as a permanent solution because the resin will no longer stick after a few years, which will require a new bridge installation.

 

SEVERAL TEETH REPLACEMENT

Fixed prosthesis on implants 

Implants that are installed to replace the back teeth you have lost will give your dentition new and improved resistance and stability. This will also allow you to maintain the integrity of your jaw and appearance.

  • The only fixed solution to this condition
  • A stable and solid solution that allows you to eat whatever you want
  • Preserves facial appearance and prevents bone loss

Removable partial prosthesis 

This solution is often considered as uncomfortable and somewhat hard to use. The way it functions cannot be compared to that of a bridge. The prosthesis is crafted using plastic and metal materials, which has an impact on the visual aspect. Moreover, it is expensive to manufacture given the variety of elements of which it is composed. On the upside, it can be put into place easily and natural teeth are spared.

 


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