Many patients have had dental bridges placed to replace missing teeth. When a tooth is missing and a bridge is used to bridge the gap, the healthy adjoining teeth are filed down as the posts of the bridge. Unfortunately, bridges are not a forever solution, and when they fail patients are left missing multiple teeth in a row.
Dental implants can be placed in strategic positions to replace multiple missing teeth individually or with a bridge that is connected to the implant anchors. This solution is longer lasting than a dental bridge and prevents the jaw bones from resorbing away when multiple teeth are missing.
Sometimes if someone is missing many teeth or the natural teeth are not able to be restored to correct function, dentures are offered. If you have been told you need dentures are looking at improving you how your dentures function, click on the full upper or lower arch link.