If you have lost a single tooththat has been replacedby a dental implant, the adjacent healthy teeth remain intact. However, conventional bridges would require carving.
If you are missing several pieces on one side, or on the back of one or both sides of the jaw, rehabilitation with dental implants prevents removable dental prosthesis. Healthy teeth are intact and the dental prosthesis is “rooted” firmly.
Maxilla in which many parts are missing
After years of gradual loss of teeth, it is possible that only few remaining teeth could provide support for a dental prosthesis.
Supporting bridges and prosthesis becomes increasingly difficult as natural teeth are lost due to, for example, sweeps.
In these cases, it is almost impossible to achieve a satisfactory result. By contrast, dental implants allow us to distribute stress evenly and prevent the premature loss of the remaining teeth.
The presence of a toothless jaw is the main indication for the placement of dental implants. Because of marked bone resorption over the years, the prosthesis of the jaw tend to have a very low stability. The structures of bridges or removable prosthesis or bars allow optimum comfort level, perfect aesthetics and phonetics, and allow proper cleaning. In general, these structures are based on a range from four to eight implants with great stability.