Dental implants are medical devices surgically implanted into the jaw to restore a person’s ability to chew or their appearance. If several teeth are lost, one of the options may be to install dental bridge implants.
A bridge is the ideal solution when:
- three or more teeth in a row are missing in a row (otherwise there is no point in installing it);
- missing all the teeth in a row (adentia);
- missing extreme teeth (no support for a conventional bridge).
Dental bridge installation
People might choose to have bridges because, in some circumstances, it’s a less complicated procedure than implants. The density of your jawbone isn’t a factor and you’ll usually need fewer visits to your dentist.
During your first visit, your dentist will file the adjacent teeth next to where the bridge will be fitted and take an impression of the site so that a mould can be created. Then they’ll use the mould to create a bridge that matches your own teeth. At your next visit, your dentist will anchor the bridge in place and check that your bite is correct and comfortable. This is done under local anaesthetic so that you don’t feel any pain.
If 4 or more teeth are missing, the number of implants for support increases. If all the teeth are missing in a row, a bridge consisting of several sections can be installed for the patient.
Implant or dental bridge
Dental bridges aren’t embedded beneath your gum, so there’s a chance that the structure of the bridge may be slightly visible behind or in between your replacement teeth, although your dentist will make the bridge look as natural as possible. It can take a little while to get used to the feeling of a bridge in your mouth, but after a while, they should begin to feel more comfortable.
- the bridge in the mouth is not felt like a foreign body, does not affect speech, chewing;
- implants are installed for a long time, some manufacturers even provide a lifetime warranty.
Which crowns to choose
Modern implant manufacturers offer patients various options for solutions: from expensive zirconium crowns to more budgetary metal-ceramic ones.
Turning to the implant.md clinic in Kishinev, you can be sure that dental implantation will be carried out using materials from leading manufacturers in Europe and the world.