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A dental implant bridge is your best choice when multiple adjacent are missing, cracked, or badly decayed. The bridge consists of multiple crowns fused over a single metal beam. This is attached to two or more sets of implants and abutments.
Unlike other prosthetics, implants function similarly to tooth roots. Your bone will fuse to the titanium implants. Because of this, you won't have to worry about any negative changes to your face due to jaw deterioration.
Also, not only do implants look exactly like real teeth, they offer the best functionality of any prosthetic. When your jaw heals, you'll be able to eat whatever you want.
A removable prosthesis, such as a partial denture, actually accelerates bone resorption. In other words, it causes your jaw to grow thinner over time. This often has an aging effect on your face, since your bite is now smaller. It may even cause wrinkles to form around your mouth. This happens because a partial denture exerts pressure on your other teeth, and can cause them to loosen.
In contrast, Implants anchor your jaw. They reverse bone loss as new bone forms around the titanium screw. Moreover, the metal beam in an implant bridge can withstand much greater pressure when you chew. The pressure is distributed across the beam rather than focused on the clasps that hold the partial in place.
Furthermore, an implant bridge feels comfortable. It doesn't come loose when you eat, and there are no messy adhesives to deal with.
Another option many consider is a cemented bridge. Unfortunately this solution grinds down perfectly good teeth to serve as anchors for the bridge. Over time, these teeth may begin to decay or infection may form under the bridge. Over all, a dental implant bridge is the superior choice when it comes to prosthetics for multiple teeth.
Download this informative e-book that will guide you through the ins and outs of dental implants. You'll feel more informed as you consider your options.