Dental implants can be used to hold a ‘fixed dental bridge’ which essentially replaces an entire arch of teeth. These bridges replace both the gums and teeth and can be made from a variety of materials. Current evidence suggests a computer designed and milled framework with another material over the top to be the best in terms of fit to the implants and minimal complications.
Many patients favour this treatment because of its perception as the most natural and non-removable solution to replacing a full set of teeth.
This treatment is only suitable for people of good health, with no teeth or teeth beyond restoration, who are motivated to maintain their bridges and implants with regular checkups and hygiene at home. It is not an unbreakable and permanent solution to missing sets of teeth if unproperly cared for.
It takes proper diagnosis, 3 dimensional scanning, digital implant placement and comprehensive, patient involved treatment planning. Many dentists and surgeons offer “teeth in a day”, which might be a very rudimentary and oversimplified way of explaining a very well thought out procedure.